Reflecting on Marley: Textual Evidence

This Reflecting on Marley: Textual Evidence activity & project also includes:

Are dogs truly a man's best friend? Pupils read a newspaper column by John Grogan about the death of his dog, Marley. Next, they answer text-dependent questions and complete graphic organizers to examine Grogan's feelings about his dog. Scholars wrap up the lesson by writing an explanatory text describing why people have pets. 

25 Views 23 Downloads
CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Show clips from the movie Marley and Me
  • Offer struggling readers a copy of the young reader's version, Marley: A Dog Like No Other
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires highlighters or other tools for marking up the text
  • Effective organization with guided instructions for lesson implementation 
  • Includes options for differentiation  
  • None