por Cynthia Rylant
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The Market Square DogJames Herriot
In James Herriot's short story "The Market Square Dog," a veterinarian and a policeman help a stray dog that is injured.Pair “The Market Square Dog” with “Stray” and ask students to discuss how a stray dog plays a central role in both stories. What do Mr. Herriot and Doris have in common? What are common themes that you see in both stories? How do the authors choose to resolve both stories?
Standing out in the HerdCecil Dzwowa
In the informational text "Standing Out in the Herd," Cecil Dzwowa explains how a giraffe came to be a part of a herd of cows.Pair “Standing out in the Herd” with “Stray” and ask students to discuss how both the dog and the giraffe found a new family. What do the dog and the giraffe have in common? How were both animals welcomed into new families? What role does family play in helping both humans and animals feel supported?
rez dogs (Excerpt from Rez Dogs)Joseph Bruchac
In "rez dogs (Excerpt from Rez Dogs)," a Native American girl copes with the loneliness of the COVID-19 pandemic by befriending a local dog.Pair “Stray” with “rez dogs (Excerpt from Rez Dogs)” and ask students to talk about adopting dogs. How does Doris adopt the dog in “Stray?” What does Doris like about the dog? How is the stray dog in “Stray” alike and different from the dog on the reservation in “rez dogs (Excerpt from Rez Dogs)”?
Midnight and the Night WatchmanJohn Sullivan
In "Midnight and the Night Watchman," a night watchman finds a stray cat at the truck yard.Pair “Stray” with “Midnight and the Night Watchman,” and ask students to compare the main characters of both stories. How does Doris react to the stray dog in “Stray”? How does Tom react to the stray cat in “Midnight and the Night Watchman”? What do both stories teach readers about kindness and friendship?
Bees, Please!Stephanie Jackson
In "Bees, Please!," the author explains how beekeepers take care of bees and their hives.Pair “Stray” with “Bees, Please!” and ask students to discuss how pets affect humans. How does taking care of the stray dog affect Doris in “Stray”? What are the positive effects of taking care of bees in “Bees, Please!”? How do the two texts offer different examples of how taking care of a pet can be a good experience?
Kevin's Big AdventureKris Bitar
In "Kevin's Big Adventure," a dog realizes the importance of rules after getting lost.Pair “Stray” with “Kevin’s Big Adventure” and ask students to discuss how both stories teach about treating animals with kindness. How is the dog from “Stray” treated with kindness? How is Kevin from “Kevin’s Big Adventure” treated with kindness? What are the lessons the characters learn in both stories?