Michael Puffpaff (Group 7 Little Red Hen) Presents<br />A book discussion of night of the howling dogs<br />A novel by Gra...
This Book: How and Why<br />Why this book:  This award winning work of realistic fiction is an adventure novel for boys an...
Sources:<br />Borne, E. (2009). Night of the Howling Dogs  Graham Salisbury Louisiana   	Young Readers' Choice Nominee 201...
Icebreaker question?<br />Imagine going on a vacation and being in an unfamiliar and isolated place, away from people and ...
Discussion Questions:<br />1.  Chapter 1, how does the author foreshadow the relationship between Boy Scout Troop members ...
Discussion Questions:<br />6.  Why didn’t any of the boys tell the adults Tad left the group and fell into the crevice?<br...
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Reading discussion schedule<br />
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A book discussion of night of the howling dogs

  1. 1. Michael Puffpaff (Group 7 Little Red Hen) Presents<br />A book discussion of night of the howling dogs<br />A novel by Graham Salisbury<br />Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books<br />Copyright 2007<br />190 pages<br />Sixth to Eighth grade reading level<br />
  2. 2. This Book: How and Why<br />Why this book: This award winning work of realistic fiction is an adventure novel for boys and girls. We found that boys in particular will like the themes of self reliance, courage and adventure in the face of adversity. It truly is part of the male psyche to experience these things. It was selected based on our readings of this genre in the Children’s Literature textbook by Barbara Kiefer<br />
  3. 3. Sources:<br />Borne, E. (2009). Night of the Howling Dogs Graham Salisbury Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Nominee 2010. Louisianna State University School of Library and Information Science, Baton Rouge, LA.<br />Eden Kuhlenschmidt, R. A., Alice Mullins, Donna Rummel, Cheryl DiPietro, Lu Daymont. (2007). The Night of the Howling Dogs [Electronic Version]. Retrieved October 17, 2009, from www.ilfonline.org/assets/Indiana+Library+Federation+Digital+Ass ets16y.pdf<br />Salisbury, G. (2007). Night of the Howling Dogs. New York: Wendy Lamb Books.<br />
  4. 4. Icebreaker question?<br />Imagine going on a vacation and being in an unfamiliar and isolated place, away from people and towns, just you and some friends. <br />What would you do if disaster suddenly struck? Would you become the leader or the follower? Would you know how to get help? Would you be able to save a life? Would you be prepared when it happens?<br />
  5. 5. Discussion Questions:<br />1. Chapter 1, how does the author foreshadow the relationship between Boy Scout Troop members Dylan and Louie?<br />(Kuhlenschmidt, 2009)<br />2. Would you feel safe around someone who threatened you with harm? How would you deal with it?<br />3.How does the title of the book fit the story?<br />(Kuhlenschmidt, 2009)<br />4. What was the purpose of the scouting trip?<br />(Kuhlenschmidt, 2009)<br />5. Detail the items the troop members had to prepare for their campout. How did they divide up responsibilities?<br />(Kuhlenschmidt, 2009)<br />
  6. 6. Discussion Questions:<br />6. Why didn’t any of the boys tell the adults Tad left the group and fell into the crevice?<br /> 7. When the two cowboys show up at the camp, summarize the story they tell the Boy Scouts.<br />(Kuhlenschmidt, 2009)<br />8. How do you feel about stories and legends such as Pele and her bad sister Namakaokahai? How much of our culture is influenced by myth?<br />(Kuhlenschmidt, 2009)<br />9. How much danger were Dylan, Casey, Louie and Mike really in when they swam with the shark with the hole in its fin?<br />10.What skills, learned from life, does Louie show that help them survive?<br />(Kuhlenschmidt, 2009)<br />
  7. 7. Discussion Questions<br />11. Would you go looking for the missing campers after the earthquake or stay put somewhere safe and wait for help?<br />12. Who do you think was the most heroic character in the book? Explain your answer.<br />(Borne, 2009)<br />13. Did Louie’s character change at the end of the story or did he remain the same throughout the story.<br />14. If you were one of the book’s characters, would you ever want to go on a camping trip again? Why or why not?<br />(Borne, 2009)<br />15. Describe the relationship of each of the following boys with their fathers: Casey, Mike, Dylan, and Louie.<br />(Kuhlenschmidt, 2009)<br />
  8. 8. Reading discussion schedule<br />
  9. 9. I took this picture in Oahu, Hawaii in 2008. it reminds me of the spot where the boys camped in the story, complete with island to swim to. Michael Puffpaff<br />
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