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Old Yeller

By Fred Gipson (4)

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Old Yeller, the Newbery Honor book by Fred Gipson, is the story of a boy, and the dog he adopts and learns to love. Travis Coates is left with his mother and brother, Arliss, when his father rides off on a cattle drive. A yellow mongrel shows up at the ranch, and Travis tries to discourage the dog off their land, to no avail. However, Old Yeller, as he is now called, saves the family more than once, and Travis eventually becomes firmly attached to the dog. However, in due time, Old Yeller’s rightful owner returns to claim him, but upon seeing the reverent attachment between the boy and his dog, the owner is willing to trade Old Yeller for a good home-cooked meal. Sadly, the noble animal contracts rabies from a wolf bite, and Travis is forced to put him down, an event that sets him on the path to adulthood. The boy is consoled by one of Old Yeller’s pups, and the pup merits a story of his own in the sequel, Savage Sam. Gipson's novel is a touching tale for young readers in fourth grade and up.

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    Novel Study: Old Yeller (eBook)

    Teacher Tested Educational Publications
    64 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
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    Novel Study: Old Yeller (eBook)

    This Novel Study supports the superb novel, Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. All Teacher-Tested Novel Studies follow a similar format. Teachers can provide each student with a different novel but use similar assignments that include comprehension questions and visual interpretations, assignments in plot and conflict, character webs, timeline, vocabulary crosswords, and formats to respond to letter and essay writing assignments.

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    Study Guide: Old Yeller (eBook)

    Learning Links/Novel-Ties
    22 Pages, Grades 5 - 9
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    Study Guide: Old Yeller (eBook)

    Expressly created for middle school students, this Learning Links Novel-Ties guide will aid students by training them for more complex reading in the future. Chapter-by-chapter pre- and post-reading activities and worksheets allow students to become comfortable with the majority of literary devices, instilling a greater understanding and appreciation for literature. A novel synopsis and worksheet answer key is provided for educators. Novel-Ties guides are a notable supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 6, comprised of the following additional titles: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH; Old Yeller; The Westing Game; The Witch of Blackbird Pond; Jacob Have I Loved; The Secret Garden; Gentlehands; Nothing But the Truth; Freak, the Mighty; The Giver; Wringer; Holes; Hatchet; Number the Stars; The Egypt Game; The Devil's Arithmetic; Maniac Magee; Brian's Winter; The House of Dies Drear; Hoot; Walk Two Moons; The View from Saturday; The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963; Out of the Dust; Parrot in the Oven; Jason's Gold; Chasing Vermeer; The City of Ember; When My Name Was Keoko; Flush; The Graveyard Book; Small Steps; The Mysterious Benedict Society; When You Reach Me; The Hunger Games; Moon Over Manifest; Scat. All aforementioned Novel-Ties eBooks can be observed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.

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    Old Yeller: Literature Resource Guide

    Milliken Publishing
    32 Pages, Grades 3 - 8
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    Old Yeller: Literature Resource Guide

    Explore literature with your students!Milliken Publishing's Exploring Literature series contains a wide selection of comprehensive literature resource guides. Students will learn the elements of fiction, engage in class discussions, and be introduced to old and new literature classics. Exploring Literature guides aim to build and develop comprehension, application, evaluation, and synthesis skills in all students, no matter their reading level. Included in the majority of Exploring Literature guides are the following: discussion questions, vocabulary worksheets, writing assignments, classroom-tested activities, background information, and more. This literature guide is reproducible and available for immediate download.

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    Teacher Created Resources
    48 Pages, Grades 5 - 8
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    Old Yeller: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use (eBook)

    This eBook is filled to the brim with fun classroom activities, games, worksheets, and unit tests, making it an indispensible tool to teach well-known literature. Students will be engaged while developing important skills, such as a familiarity with vocabulary, sequencing, characterization, and more. Reproducible pre- and post-reading cross-curricular lessons involve ideas that are optimal for core literature and individualized reading.This eBook literature guide is an entry in the Teacher Created Resources Challenging Lit Guides series, comprised of the following best-selling titles: The Outsiders; The Pearl; The Indian in the Cupboard; The Phantom Tollbooth; Hatchet; The Incredible Journey; The Giver; Shiloh; A Single Shard; Walk Two Moons, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.