Marama’s Dog - Pt 1, No 1, 2009
1. Find the meanings of these words from the story.
Breed - When animals breed, they mate and produce babies.✔
mongrel - A dog with mixed breed.✔
bitzer - A bit of a whole lots of breeds. ✔
2. Draw a dog that you would like to own.
This is a dog that I really want it is called Peter and he can catch sticks, and he can do tricks like he can jump through hoops. ✔
3. Answer these comprehension questions to show your understanding of the text.
a) Why do they call Kuri a bitzer? They call Kuri bitzer because Kuri does not know what sort of Dog he is. ✔
b) What makes Kuri special? Kuri is special because he saved Marama’s life. ✔
c) Who helped Marama feel better about her dog? Her dad helped Marama because he told her “I think the kids at school think that Kuri is not a proper dog". ✔d) Explain why you think the other children didn’t think Marama’s dog was special? The children at school think that Kuri is not really a proper dog and Jessica thinks that Kuri is a mongrel.✔