Dog Man Resource Set

Lesson Plans • Resources • Activities


Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man tells the crazy adventures of a very unusual superhero who is half dog, half human, and entirely hilarious. This graphic novel will grab the attention of readers while they use the illustrations to increase their understanding of the convoluted plot lines. Using these zany tales, readers will explore the many ways that illustrations can help them more fully understand the plot, characters, setting, and meaning in a story.

Teach with Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Role of Ilustrations in a Story
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • CCSS Alignment: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 RL.3.9 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
  • TEKS Alignment: 3.10A 3.10B 3.10C 3.13A 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6C 3.6D 3.6E 3.6F 3.6G 3.6H 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C 3.8D
  • Vocabulary: 3.3A 3.3B 3.7E 3.7F
  • Take a Closer Look at the
    Dog Man Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for exploring the role of illustrations in a story, a list of instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to the Dog Man Book Club.

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Introduce Graphic Novels and the Role of Illustrations in a Story

    Students will delight in using Dav Pilkey's Dog Man for a Book Club focused on exploring the role of illustrations in a story. This first Book Club meeting introduces graphic novels and gets readers thinking about how the author uses the illustrations to communicate important details about the setting, characters, and plot.

    Meeting #2: Exploring Illustrations: Setting

    Using Dog Man by Dav Pilkey, students will closely examine each frame to discover more about the story's setting. Readers will pay particular attention to how the illustrations invoke all five senses; sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.

    Meeting #3: Exploring Illustrations: Character

    This Dog Man Book Club meeting focuses on how author Dav Pilkey develops characters using illustrations and very few words. Readers will identify what we can learn about a character's traits and development by paying close attention to the details drawn into each frame.

    Meeting #4: Exploring Illustrations: Plot

    In the graphic novel, Dog Man, author Dav Pilkey uses the illustrations of each crazy adventure to move the plot along. By first listening to just the words, then looking at the pictures and the words, students will discover how important the details included in the illustrations are to understanding the plot.

    Meeting #5: Evaluating the Role of Illustrations in a Story

    Students will wrap up the Dog Man Book Club by applying what they have learned about the role of illustrations in a story. As a culminating activity, students will be challenged to tell their own story using a four frame series of illustrations and limited text.

    Dog Man Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with the role of illustrations in a story.

    Dog Man Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of Dog Man and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    Dog Man Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Dog Man. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with Dog Man by Dav Pilkey. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    Dog Man Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Dog Man, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Dog Man Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.3A 3.3B 3.7E 3.7F

    Dog Man Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by the Dog Man Book Club Resource Set.

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Dog Man Resource Set.
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.10A 3.10B 3.10C 3.13A 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6C 3.6D 3.6E 3.6F 3.6G 3.6H 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C 3.8D

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