1. At the beginning of this chapter, Woodrow saw a headline that caught his eye. Search through the headlines in today´s newspaper, and find one that interests you. Circle the headline with a marker or pen. Why did you choose that headline? What more can you learn from headlines? (LA.A.I.1.1)
2. Predict what each article will be about, and share your ideas with a partner. (LA.A.I.1.1a)
3. The stories about Woodrow tell you how a dog thinks. With a partner, pretend you can read Woodrow´s thoughts. Share your ideas, and have fun!
4. Now, find a cartoon animal in today´s newspaper, and with your partner, share ideas about how the character thinks.
1. Find an announcement in the newspaper about a free event in your community or special program for pets, as in the story. Select an event your child will enjoy. Go to the event and then talk about it afterwards. "Did you enjoy it? Do you think others your age should go to see such an event?"
2. Go through the newspaper looking for bargains. See if you can find products Woodrow or Barney would like. Then ask you child to find coupons for products such as snacks or breakfast cereals. Let the child create the categories. As you make out your shopping list, have your child select the coupons you will be able to use.
3. Using the newspaper´s food section, choose a recipe with your child. Prepare it together, asking your child to help you read the directions. Then serve it to the family or friends.
4. Turn to the sports page. Read an article about your child´s favorite team or find an article about a team from a high school near your home.
Puppy Dog Gallery -- This is a collection of photos and pictures of dogs by breeds submitted by viewer to our site. As the same breeds of dogs come in a variety of shapes and sizes we have tried to include as many different representations of the breed as we receive.
Health Benefits of Animals, Therapy Animals, and Service Dogs -- According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990), a dog is considered a "service dog" if it has been "individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability."
Obedience training your dog -- Training would be a cinch if dogs spoke the same language that people speak. But, alas, ´tis not so. Dogs have their own attitudes,voice and body language, and mindset. They can be stubborn, dominant, submissive, or fearful, characteristics that can make them difficult to train.
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) -- There´s far less pressure in reading to a dog than there is reading in front of people.
Serial Story: WOODROW TALES -- The serial story ran in the Daytona Beach News-Journal each Monday from January through May. Text and illustrations for the serial copyright © 2003. Barbara Shapley, NIE Consultant/Writer is a career educator and education writer. The Woodrow Tales is a fictionalized account about a real basset hound, who is smart and loving.