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By Dav Pilkey

Suggested Ages:

Early Elementary

Themes:

Halloween

Speech Sounds:

ING
SH
J
T
K
V
L
Z
L Blends
M
CH
R (Pre-Vocalic)
D
R (Vocalic)
F
R Blends
G
S
H
S Blends

Adaptability:

Easy

Narrative Type:

Complete Episode

Language Concepts:

Comparing/Contrasting
Vocabulary
Comprehension
Verb Tenses
Pragmatics
Sequencing
Predicting
Inferencing

Oscar is a little dog with a big problem! He has always been teased for his shape and size and it often made him sad. Oscar couldn’t wait for Halloween! He was excited about trick or treating and his scary costume. He raced home after school to make his scary costume only to find his mother had already bought him one – a hot dog bun.

This story has a Complete Episode structure with distinct Attempt/Reaction Cycles. You can adapt/simplify the text to fit the levels of various student needs

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I recommend using this book for:

  • Courage
  • Being Different

Students will need background on:

  • Bullying
  • Halloween
  • Dogs
  • Hotdogs

Vocabulary:

obedient
horrible
shriek
rescue
raft
unusual
costume