In Guard Dog Diggory, we meet Diggory who is Mac’s dog. One day, Mac leaves Diggory eating a bone in the back of his truck. The truck is stolen. Diggory protects the truck (and his bone) while the police help Mac catch the robbers and find the truck. Features of the Book – Colloquial language – Yikes, crime busters, – Direct speech, – Includes characters from A Home for Diggory, – Humour, – Third-person narrative, Word Study Opportunities – Compound words – sometimes, footpath, – Contractions – don’t, we’re, I’ll, he’s, isn’t, – Past tense verbs – barked wagged stopped, – Silent “b” – climbed, Purpose Guard Dog Diggory can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – interpreting and analysing characters’ feelings, relationships, and actions, – making confirming and revising predictions, – inferring meaning, – exploring the silent “e”, – writing to record ideas.
Themes covered in this book are: Pets, Responsibility, Humour
Reading Level: 17-18 (Turquoise)
Guided Reading Level17-18
Theme/TopicHumour | Pets | Responsibility
Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Making inferences | Making predictions | Vocabulary and word study