In order to keep students engaged the last week of school before the Holiday Break, I had them read Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner. This is a great book of friendship, family and the love between a boy and his dog. All the things to keep students wanting to turn the page and go on to the next chapter are in this book. My students are third graders, but it would be a good read aloud for 2nd graders and I know teachers thru middle school who have used it in their classroom. (I don’t want to spoil the ending, but keep a tissue handy.)
I’d like to keep track of how many students we can get to read this book. If you have already read it with your students (or when you read it in the future), please send me your name, grade level, number of students who read the book and your city & state at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full lesson plan with activity ideas are attached. The attached Venn Diagram is for watching the movie Stone Fox after you have read the book. It’s a great lesson in how much is changed when making movies.