Dog Heroes: A Nonfiction Companion to Dogs In The Dead of Night

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Curriculet Details
15 Questions
18 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in fourth grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining textual evidence, summarization and inference. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about media integration and analysis. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of noting details, comparing texts, and vocabulary. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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1. Hero Dogs

Slowly, over many years, these wolves evolved, or changed, into dogs.Using context clues, what does evolved mean? 
Wolves are the largest members of the dog family. Gray wolves are the most common and were once found all over the Northern Hemisphere.  (This annotation contains an image)
Based on the information in the infographic, why might a border collie be easy to train? 
Use this infographic to answer the question below. (This annotation contains an image)

2. Search and Rescue Dogs

Based on the information in the highlighted text, what is the purpose of a search and rescue dog? 
Why are search and rescue dogs important?  
Watch this video about bloodhounds. (This annotation contains a video)
Which of the following made Nick Carter a great detective dog? 
Watch the short video on training search and rescue dogs.  (This annotation contains a video)
Based on the information in the search and rescue training video and the information in the text, why is it important for search and rescue dogs to be able to perform a variety of tasks and obey commands? 
Quiz 1 

3. The Dogs of 9/11

Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up? 
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of debris. Which of the following is NOT a synonym for debris? 
Watch the video to find out how Trakr became a hero.  (This annotation contains a video)
According to the information in the video, why was Trakr cloned? 
Below is the plaque that honors Sirius' memory.  (This annotation contains an image)

4. Service Dogs

Why are service dogs important to people? 
Why is it important for service dogs to have a lot of exposure to people and environments? 
What disease does Rececca Farrar have? 
What might Shirley do if Rebecca were to slip into a coma? 
Why do injured soldiers need a service dog? What evidence from the text supports your answer? 
How does Rainbow help her owner Roland Paquette? 

5. Famous Dog Heroes

What can ordinary dogs do that trained search and rescue dogs can do? 
Why do dogs notice dangerous situations? 
A new war dog movie hits theaters on June 26, 2015. Watch the movie trailer for this movie in the link below.  (This annotation contains a video)
Make Predictions: Why do you suppose Shana is digging under the fallen tree? 
Why did Shana dig a tunnel to the house? 
Quiz 2 

6. Just Call a Dog!

In what way are dogs versatile?  
Based on the details in the highlighted text, the reader can infer that Dave Vesely is going to use a dog to  
Why are dogs good at sniffing out bombs? 
What do these statements from Lance reveal about his affection for Lode? 
Which information is included in the article (in the annotation above) that is NOT included in the highlighted text? 
Use the link below to access the story of Saur the dog king. Read the short article before answering the following question. (This annotation contains a link)

7. Dogs as Thinking Animals

Quiz 3 
After you finish Quiz 3, continue reading on the next several pages to learn ways you can find out even more information about dogs.