Why Dogs—Education Pack
At Why Dogs, we believe in the power of imagination.
One of the greatest gifts you, as educators, can provide, is the ability to form mental images of scenes, objects or events that cannot be perceived through the five senses.
In fact, Albert Einstein himself believed imagination to be far more important than knowledge. He said, “For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”
As teachers, it will come as no surprise to you that reading sparks the imagination.
The Why Dogs series lends itself to questions of inquiry, wonderment, fun and, of course, imagination. This has become overwhelmingly apparent in testimonials from teachers around Australia who, delighted by the rhyming verse and cheeky characters, have shared these books with their students.
Such was the response, we decided to work with a teaching professional to develop a rich educational resource to help teachers use the series meaningfully in their classrooms. The Why Dogs Education Resource Kit includes discussion questions, comprehension activities and even a playscript, all aligned with possible key learning areas, themes and ideas and content descriptions drawn from the Australian National Curriculum. Additionally, the kit equips teachers with printable classroom displays, borders and biographies of both the author and illustrator.
Sample Pages 12 & 13 from Why Dogs Education Resource Kit
When you purchase our Education Pack, which features a copy of all five hardcover books* in the series (RRP: $25 each), as well as a CD featuring audio versions of each of the books (RRP: $15), you will receive FREE an electronic copy of our 35-page Education Resource Kit, which contains discussion questions, comprehension activities and even a playscript, all aligned with possible key learning areas, themes and ideas and content descriptions drawn from the Australian National Curriculum.
The kit equips teachers with printable classroom displays, borders and biographies of both the author and illustrator. We’ll even throw in some Why Dogs bookmarks for students to keep AND we’ll cover the shipping (within Australia)!
Introductory package price: $140
– Why Dogs Chase Cats
– Why Dogs Don’t Bark at Santa
– Why Dogs Bury Bones
– Why Dogs Circle to Lie Down
– Why Dogs Sniff Bums
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“All books are beautifully written and appeal to young readers. I love that they offer a ‘why’ question, which gets kids thinking even before reading.”
“The kit is a great resource that can definitely be used in the classroom.”
“The Education Resource Kit is very helpful in assisting and preparing teachers to teach English through stories. The questions stimulate thinking [and] the research and writing tasks involve process thinking and clear guidance.”
“The playscript and the comprehension questions are interesting and thoughtful. I enjoyed exploring the visual arts questions to get students thinking about how illustrations help tell the story. The audio CD is a great bonus.”
“Greg’s visit to our isolated country school was inspiring.”
“The teaching staff were thrilled with Greg and his wonderful story telling. It was particularly nice to watch how engaged all our students were.”
A Message from The Author
As one of my many young readers, you are very important to me. It is your support that gives me the inspiration to keep writing. The fact you love my books is the best reward ever – so, thank you from the bottom of my heart! To try to repay your support, I offer regular competitions with great prizes for all my readers. To keep up with the latest competition, why not join our Mailing List. I can then let you know when the next competition is coming up and what you can win.