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Hi Boys and Girls,

This chapter shows that I have a lot to learn. Even though I am a smart dog, there is always something new to tackle. By understanding how hard I have to work to accomplish my goals, maybe it will give you a sense of pride about all you are learning. Perhaps these activities will help you.

    Your friend,

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Newpaper Activities

1. Using the index in today´s newspaper, select a section that you have not ever used yet, like the classifieds or the money section.

2. By yourself, study the section of the newspaper. Then using your notebook, jot down 5 questions that come to your mind about this section of the newspaper. (LA.A.1.2.1)

3. Pair up with one or two other students and discuss your questions. See if anyone had the same questions as you had.

4. Now, read to find the answers to your questions.

The Write Connection
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1. Pretend you are Woodrow, and write a letter to the advice columnist in your newspaper explaining your problem with Miss Jessie and ask for her suggestions. (LA.B.2.2.3)

2. Pretend you are the advice columnist, and write letter back to Woodrow giving a solution to his problem with Miss Jessie. (LA.B.2.2.3a)

Suggestions for Parents

1. Help your child ask the right questions. Using today´s newspaper, select an article or feature that interests your child.

2. Read the article with your child, then ask Who? What? When? Where? Why? And How?

3. Help your child discover how much he can learn by generating his/her own questions.

4. Ask your child to make predictions about how an event will play out in the newspaper over the next week, month or year.

Recommended Web Sites

Dealing with Toddlers -- Children learn by exploring their environment. But their exploring should happen in safe places and in ways that help them learn.

Puppies! -- Handbooks, manuals, hints and tips.

Dogs Sense Your Fear -- If dogs are approached in a timid manner by humans or other animals, they see this as a signal to take charge of the event. They are amongst the most manipulative species in the animal kingdom. No matter how you may fool a friend into thinking you´re okay, you really can´t fake it with your pet.

Dog Years Calculator -- It is a common belief that 1 human year is equal to 7 dog years. That is not very accurate, since dogs reach adulthood within the first couple of years. The formula used here is from a canine expert and is a bit more accurate.

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.

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