In A Home for Diggory the reader follows the story of when his owner goes overseas, Diggory has to go to the dogs’ home. Many unsuitable people take Diggory home with them, but they always return him. At last, the right person for Diggory is found. Features of the Book – The style of the illustrations, – The appeal of a dog as the main character, – Repetitive pattern of events, – Contractions – I’m, can’t, don’t, isn’t , – Double consonants – Diggory, Anna, worry, biggest , – Direct speech, – Double oo spelling pattern – stood, toot, looked. Purpose A Home for Diggory can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – tracing story development across multiple episodes, – exploring problem resolution, – interpreting and analysing characters’ feelings, relationships, and actions, – reading aloud with expression, – using charts and diagrams to record important details.
Themes covered in this book are: Pets, Relationships, Responsibility
Reading Level: 19-20 (Purple)
Guided Reading Level19-20
Theme/TopicPets | Relationships | Responsibility
Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Fluency | Using graphic sources