Go, Dog, Go: P. D. Eastman

Go, Dog, Go

Author/Illustrator: P. D. Eastman
Publisher: Beginner Books
Publication Year: 1961
Brief Summary: In this beginning reader book, kids meet many kinds of dogs doing a variety of things.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

  • Math — counting, sorting dogs (by size?  by color?)
  • Review/introduce color words; have kids practice these colors by drawing dogs with crayons
  • Talk about opposites — the book contains at least 8 pairs.  Give one word out of the pair and have children give you the opposite word.  Have these pairs printed on a sheet of paper and have the kids match one word to its opposite.
  • Looking at pictures in detail.  Discuss different kinds of hats, different kinds of dogs, different kinds of activities.  How do we know when something is moving?

Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

  • Art — provide dog template and have kids decorate it according to his/her taste; give scraps of fabric, ribbon, yarn, feathers, beads for kids to decorate with
  • Language arts — vocabulary/opposites

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Personal Library

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