Dog Walker Teachers' Guide

Dog Walker Teachers' Guide


Dog Walker Teachers' Guide


Karen Spafford-Fitz

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Summary: This Teachers' Guide presents strategies for teaching reluctant readers in middle school. The guide includes:

  • Discussion topics and themes: pets, emotional attachment
  • Creative writing exercise: advice column on raising teens
  • Art project: parenting magazine 
  • Research topics: dog breeds and owner lifestyles

Book Summary: Turk needs cash but he doesn’t like working, so getting a job is out of the question. Then he makes a discovery: girls love dogs. Turk’s friends will do anything to meet girls. Turk starts a dog-walking business. His friends walk the dogs and Turk collects half the money. In an attempt to impress dog-loving Carly, Turk brags about his business in front of the school tough guy, Chuck. When Chuck learns the true nature of Turk’s business and wants in on the action, Turk worries that he will lose his business and Carly’s respect.

The Teachers' Guide for Dog Walker is free to download and copy. The book can be purchased online from Orca Book Publishers in the United States and in Canada or from most retail and wholesale booksellers.

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