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Love That Dog Sharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart Written as a series of free verse poems from Jack s point of view Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher a wri

  • Title: Love That Dog
  • Author: Sharon Creech William Steig
  • ISBN: 9780439569866
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart Written as a series of free verse poems from Jack s point of view, Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog With classic poetry included in the back matter, this provides the perfect resource for teachers and students alike ISharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart Written as a series of free verse poems from Jack s point of view, Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog With classic poetry included in the back matter, this provides the perfect resource for teachers and students alike I guess it doeslook like a poemwhen you see ittyped uplike that Jack hates poetry Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty But his teacher, Ms Stretchberry, won t stop giving her class poetry assignments and Jack can t avoid them But then something amazing happens The he writes, the he learns he does have something to say Supports the Common Core State Standards

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    1. I don’t want toBecause boysDon’t write poetry.Girls do.First page, first poem. Makes me smile But also makes me kindaSad.Do words in poem form Make you sad? I hope not but I Understand, if it does. Love That Dog takes less than 3 minutes to read. Okay, maybe a bit more if you’re on your 4th glass of Sangria (but who’s counting) and you linger on phrases. Phrases like: ‘and jumping on me his shaggy straggly paws on my chest like he was trying to hug the inside right out of me’Poems, P [...]

    2. Before reading, take a quick look at the short poems at the back of this book because the story will make more sense if you do. I saw this book at my local library and couldn't resist the bright cover, the fact that it won multiple awards, was short-listed for the 2001 Carnegie medal and that the Guardian called it quirky, original and 'defies categorisations' sealed the deal. I later found out (after looking it up on GR) that Ms Creech also wrote Walk Two Moons, my favourite book growing up whi [...]

    3. THE REVIEWWhy this book?My cousin wanted to reminisceWhat I thoughtMy Cousin actually read it to me. She used to read this to her baby girl who died of Cancer when she was 3. Today she just wanted to do something that reminded her of Anna. It was a a really cute book and I know why Anna loved it so much.

    4. One of my all time favorites -- the SWEETEST little story written in journal format as a little boy learns to love poetry with the help of his teacher. It is cleverly written and fun to read. A good read-a-loud with your kids. warning -- you might cry!

    5. A very very short book full of simple poems written from a 7 y/o's POV. I came across this book one day when I was really bored and had nothing to read. Reluctant to pick it up as it's a children's book, I didn't read it until I was desperate for something to do to past time. This is a quick book that can also help you accomplish your Reading Challenge. Aside from that, it was fun to return to simple language and just enjoy it. The poems were short but beautiful. However, it can let you feel. Su [...]

    6. This was a very quick read even for poems. But it could invoke so much emotion. It also ended up tying things that made no sense. This made it my favorite read of a poem book so far.

    7. This is a second read-through of an entertaining and educational little book for children about writing poetry. It’s set in an elementary school classroom and begins with Jack writing a complaining note to his teacher that “boys / don’t write poetry. / / Girls do.” But, of course, it is no surprise that this boy will write poetry and at least some of it will be about a much-loved dog. Apart from the relatively thin storyline, this book makes its point about the power of poetry (and of pe [...]

    8. Love that Book!What a beautiful way to show how a child may slowly start to appreciate poetry by trying it out himself. The development is subtle, starting with aversion (I don't want to because boys don't write poetry. Girls do.), then copying of form, rhythm, meaningful lines from famous poets, finally first own authorship and proud signing of a poem: BY JACK!I love the fact that Jack's first poem has a secret meaning we can't grasp until he has told the story of his beloved dog at the end of [...]

    9. This was probably the worst book I have ever read. So sorry if you liked it and found it emotional or something, but it was honestly terrible. The only good part about it was that it was short so I didn't have to stick with it that long. My biggest problem with this book was that it was set up funny and I couldn't stand it. You might like it if you really like poetry.

    10. This was neither good story telling, nor good poetry writing. The poems mentioned, though, were great. (Robert Frost! Love him)

    11. This was a book I read when I was in Elementary School. I forgot about how much I loved it!Update 11/11/16: still such a great book. I love reading it and it is super quick.xoxo,Bebe

    12. I love love love this book! It was my favorite by Sharon Creech until she published Heartbeat, and now I can't say which I like more. It is written entirely in free verse written in the school notebook of a boy who is a reluctant poetry pupil. The poetic form, believability of Jack (the main character), and the story he ultimately tells are simply smashing. This book would also be a great way to introduce young people to poetry; Jack's responses to a few well-known poems are written in his noteb [...]

    13. Review #3 - January 10, 2018I love poetry and I love this book. I read it to my students every year and I never get tired of it. (It also makes me cry every freaking time.) In my class, we look at one or two famous poems each week. This year, before I read the book, I made sure we'd looked at every poem Creech mentions. We even wrote some "inspired by" poems of our own. It was a lot of fun and it helped A LOT when we read the book. I think the kids enjoyed the book a lot more. Will continue read [...]

    14. I was completely unprepared for the emotional toll this lovely book had on me. I had tears running down my face I giggled I held my breath This was an absolutely eye-opening reading experience for me. I wish that I had had a Miss Stretchberry to teach me to love and write poetry as Jack does during this book.Since I didn't have that opportunity, it makes me want to learn to be a bit more like Miss S. for my own students If you have any other books I should read to inspire this kind of teaching a [...]

    15. i am lovingreading this bookbecause it's writtenin free verseand i write like thattoo.i am reading itwith my cousinwho's in fifth gradefor hersummer readingand i thinki like itmore than she does's a funny, lovelybookabout poetryand i hopeall the childrenin the worldhave a teacherlike Miss Stretchberrywho makesthemfall in lovewithpoetryovethisbook.

    16. it was a super easy read although i wouldn't recommend it because it was not very interesting and it got really sad at the end.

    17. More reviews at MrsReaderPants.I don’t get itWhy this book is so belovedBut then I read some reviewsAnd tried to write a poemMyselfAnd while I still don’t really get the appealI almost cried When the sweet dog died.So I guess that’s Something.I read it in about 20 minutes.Which is great Because I’m 10 books behindAnd my students are like“Gosh, Mrs. Collazo,You are really behind on your 2018 Reading Challenge.”So this makes book #9.Out of 100.That’s most definitelySomething.And I ca [...]

    18. Usually when I think of poems, I think of deep meaning text that has a secret behind the words. I liked this book, but I dont think it made those expectations. However, it was still a great book that I recommend to most!

    19. I am so happy Dr. Junko Yokota suggested this novel to read because it is one of her favorites. I feel Sharon Creech , winner of the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, took me to a place that was full of sounds, images, and forms. This short novel is a weekly journal entry from the point of view of Jack, a young student, initially appalled at the suggestions to read, let alone, write a poem. Each week a poem was recited to the class and his journaling about the assignment showed a progression of [...]

    20. When I young my reading teacher read this book to the class and I did not appreciate the story. I thought it was a weird way for us to get into writing poetry. However, as an adult I read it to one of my students and really enjoyed it. I don't think my student understood the book or liked it as much as I did, but I found this to be a great read.The main character, Jack, hates poetry, but when his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments Jack had to do them. When [...]

    21. This was AMAZING!! I love this book, so much. This book told the story of Jack and how he basically became a poet. He wrote poems as what I think as homework or some kind of mandate given from the teacher. He wrote about his dog and how he "Love That Dog":), and it was just a cute story as he grows from not knowing anything about poetry. He try different methods of poetry and how he loved this author and how he admired him. Overall this was awesome and it remember me of my yellow lab that died a [...]

    22. Oh my goodness!! I should have read this book sooner, I'm sorry Emily DeVore!! Its a super quick series of poems by a young boy who is inspired by Mr Walter Dean Myers. I laughed, I cried, it was all so wonderful! And you know, I've never thought about it but Mr Robert Frost maybe did have too much time on his hands with all those miles to go, HA HA!!

    23. I read this book in one sitting. It was such an easy, sweet read. It was really fun and adorable. There's not really much to say about it other than it was really good.

    24. You will read this little gem in one sitting and you will have a smile planted on your face the entire time. It is a novel in verse that really sings.

    25. Oh, this book is wonderful. I adore books written in verse and found this one really interesting and insightful, particularly from a teacher's point of view. Written from the point of view of a young boy, who starts off believing he cannot write poetry but quickly finds it a way to express himself, influenced by poems introduced by his teacher. A quick read but definitely worthwhile.

    26. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech was such an adorable book. It was about a boy named Jack who did not want to or believe that he could write poetry. As the book continues Jack starts to write short little poems that he does not want anyone to know are his. Finally, he gets more comfortable writing poems and lets his teacher hang them up with his name on them to share with the class. Jack also gets to meet his inspiration Mr. Walter Dean Myers. Sharon Creech did a good job of matching the sounds of [...]

    27. PERSONAL RESPONSE: Love That Dog is one of those quick reads that literally takes about ten minutes to finish, but stays in your mind for a much longer time after that. Losing a pet is always hard. For many people it's the equivalent of losing a best friend. I know exactly how that feels. My family lost our dog, Macey. I was very young at the time. This was one of the hardest things I ever experienced. Reading this book brought back a lot of memories. It will make any reader cry. I also know wha [...]

    28. Summary-Love that Dog is a book of poems for Third to Sixth graders. It features poems written by the main character, Jack. Most of the poems are directed toward his teacher, Miss Stretchberry. At first he doesn’t want to write poetry. He is embarrassed and ashamed of his work and he doesn’t feel like his poems are good. He gives his teacher permission to type and display them on the board, but he requests that his name is left off. As the book continues he starts modeling other poems that M [...]

    29. 1.) I liked this book because I felt that I was really able to connect with the main character, Jack. I am similar to Jack because I also didn’t want to write poetry and it took me time to be able to enjoy writing it. Just like Jack, I thought that “I couldn’t do it” (2). I also didn’t enjoy poetry at first because I didn’t understand it, just like Jack (3). 2.) You would like this book if you like dogs, especially If you really enjoy reading books and watching movies about dogs. If [...]

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