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Latke, The Lucky Dog Activities and Lesson Plans for 2023

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Latke, The Lucky Dog will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.

With themes of expectations and transitions, this Latke, The Lucky Dog picture book by Ellen Fischer is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!

Engage Your Students with Latke, The Lucky Dog Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Latke, The Lucky Dog. You can find it in the section below.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Latke, The Lucky Dog reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

LATKE, THE LUCKY DOG SUMMARY

Zoe and Zach got to pick out a dog as a Hanukkah present. They chose a medium, playful dog and named him Latke. When Latke makes it home, he is very excited about his new house. He thinks he is so lucky to live with Zoe and Zach. When Latke sees treats on the table, he thinks he can eat them because it is his home. Latke is curious about candles so he chews them. He keeps chewing and slobbering on things and his family starts to get angry and upset. Latke worries that his family will bring him back to the shetler.

Eventually, Latke learned that he should only be eating his food, and his family gave him a chew toy as a Hanukkah gift. Students will love this story about a puppy adjusting to his new home. This book is a great way to teach students about Hanukkah traditions.

LATKE, THE LUCKY DOG LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for Latke, The Lucky Dog, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based Latke, The Lucky Dog reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • summarizing and retelling
  • analyzing character
  • point of view
  • analyzing illustrations
  • plot | problem and solution
  • asking and answering questions
  • cause and effect

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • expectations
  • transitions

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • proper nouns
  • pronouns
  • plural nouns
  • interjections

LATKE, THE LUCKY DOG ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
Latke, The Lucky Dog book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Latke, The Lucky Dog?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD440L
  • Guided Reading Level: K-M
  • DRA Level: 20
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.3-2.5

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Ellen Fischer. It was illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke.

What genre is Latke, The Lucky Dog?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 24 pages long.

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