Early readers will explore the true meaning of "man's best friend" in this delightful story about a boy and his dog by completing fun, challenging activities and lessons. This guide is filled with challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities that work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature. Everything you need is packed into this guide. It is the perfect tool to teach students how to analyze story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions and more. Book is designed for children in kindergarten through third-grade.