Marama’s Dog - Pt 1, No 1, 2009
1. Find the meanings of these words from the story.
Breed - To keep animals or plants so that you can produce more of them and control their quality.✔
mongrel - A dog mixed of breed.✔
bitzer - A bit of a whole lost of breeds.✔
2. Draw a dog that you would like to own.
This is a dog that I want to own, it and it called Bella she very nice. She can do tricks like jump over the hoop and also she can catch balls and sticks. ✔
3. Answer these comprehension questions to show your understanding of the text.
a) Why do they call Kuri a bitzer? because he has a bit of a whole lots of breed. (this is correct but not a full sentence).
b) What makes Kuri special? Marama told her friends that Kuri is special because he saved Marama’s life. ✔
c) Who helped Marama feel better about her dog? Her Dad made her better by telling her a story when she was young and her dad said that he couldn’t see her so Kuri saved her life.✔
d) Explain why you think the other children didn’t think Marama’s dog was special? I think people didn’t think Marama’s do was special because they said that Kuri is not a special because he is not a proper dog.✔