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                  By William Taylor

Illustrated by Craig Smith

IALT  link ideas (both implicit and explicit) in the text to give a greater understanding of the story

Success Criteria:

  • I can define, explain and understand the terms explicit and implicit in my own words
  • I can find specific explicit information (obvious) in text and determine the implicit (hidden) idea or message
  • I can link and analyse the explicit and implicit ideas in the text
  • I can give reasons from the text to support an inference made

Chapter 1

Answer these questions about the text.

Remember to use full sentences when answering the questions.

  1. Why does the dog have the name Harry Houdini?

Answer - he is named after  harry houdini who was a famous escape artist from things like chains,boxes,water tanks and lots of other things.

  1. Why is he called a mutt?

Answer - he is called a mutt because the dog  harry houdini  had escaped from death row 3 times and the owner is not to happy.                                    

  1. What did Harry do when he broke out of the dog pound?

Answer - 1st He went to the flower shop and wrecked all the florist’s flowers,2nd time he went to the butcher down the road and started eating all the sausages and he got tied up beside a pole and 2 other dogs came in and started eating some sausages and harry houdini had to fight off the other dogs for his meal

  1. What do you think will happen next??

Answer - he must have got caught and went back to death row.

A synonym is a word that has a similar meaning to a word.

An example is: happy - a synonym is glad.

                   high - a synonym is tall.

Find the antonyms for the following words from your text.  

You can use a thesaurus to help you

found (p.3) - discover

lucky (p.4) - successful

ugly (p.4) - gross

wrecked (p.5) - broken

escaped (p.5) - broke out

starve (p.6) -refuse

tangled (p.6) - knotted

hungry (p.6) - greedy

impossible (p.7) - believable

horrible (p.7) -nasty

gnawed (p.7) - chew

promised (p.8) -agreed

Chapter 2

Answer these questions about the text.

Remember to use full sentences when answering the questions.

  1. Did the vet like the dog?  Give three reasons why or why not.

Answer- the vet doesn't like harry houdini because he has a  stinky breath  

  1. What she not charge Joe any money?

Answer - because harry houdini  was pretty sick and joe was just a kid and he doesn't have that much money

Chapter 3

Answer these questions about the text.

Remember to use full sentences when answering the questions.

  1. How did mum and dad attempt to keep Harry out of the house?.

Answer - Mum and dad attempted to keep harry out of the house by getting him in the garage

  1. Why did Harry stay near Joe?

Answer - Harry stayed near joe because he knew he would protect him

  1. Do you think Dad was serious about his threat to ring Jack Rogers? Explain your reasons.

Answer -Dad was serious because he didn't like harry

  1. Why was Joe under pressure to keep Harry? (There are several reasons)

Answer - joe was under pressure  because he didn't have that much money

  1.  Why was Mrs Gribben not worried about what Harry had eaten?

Answer - 

Scavenger Hunt

Use the pictures and text to answer these questions:

Syllable Search

Find 3 words with the following:

1. Name 3 things under Joe’s bed

  • Broken red plastic bucket
  • Bits of cushion
  • Nearly 4 broken books

2 Syllables - harry

2.   What was outside the window Harry climbed in?  1 plant

3 Syllables - houdini

3.  List 4 things Harry ate that was non-human food

  • Red bucket
  • hammer
  • Cactus
  • cushion

Is there a word with 4 syllables?

Yes reasonably

Chapter 4

Answer these questions about the text.

Remember to use full sentences when answering the questions.

  1.  What advice does Mum give Joe?

Answer - why not take him to dog school

  1.  Why does Joe not think Harry needs to go to dog school?

Answer - because harry has escaped from the dog pound 3 times

  1.  How does Lizzie and Dad feel about Harry?

Answer - lizzie and dad don't like harry

  1. Why did Mrs Morgan finally give up on Harry?

Answer - mrs morgan gave up because he kept on making trouble

  1.  How did Mrs Morgan feel at the end of the class? Explain why.

Answer - mrs morgan felt very angry that she was over it

             If this is the answer…

Write a question to match each of these answer.

Verbs

Create a list of 15 verbs from the text.

1. Question: what was the word mrs morgan said after the chapter 4

  1.  sit
  2.  slipped
  3.  poaches
  4. Take  
  5. yelled
  6.  moaned
  7.  phone
  8.  sitting
  9.  screamed
  10.  padlock
  11.  muttered
  12.  Padlocking
  13. Blame
  14. Call
  15. dig

 

Answer:  Twenty three minutes

2. Question:what did mom do to the fridge in chapter 4

Answer: A padlock

3. Question:what did joe say after your in chapter 4

Answer: Lettuces

Chapter 5

Answer these questions about the text.

Remember to use full sentences when answering the questions.

  1. Why does Joe not like Fifi? Remember there are several reasons.

Answer - joe doesn't like fifi because fifi doesn't look like a dog to him

  1.  Describe how the dress ended up in little bits.

Answer - harry and fifi ate the dress

  1.  Was Fifi usually a fast dog? Explain your ideas.

Answer - fifi was usualy a fast dog because poodles can be very fast when they want to be.

  1. Do you think Mrs Wright had good reasons to lay a complaint with the authorities? Explain your ideas.

Answer -yes because he messed up her garden and the poodle

  1.  What do you think Dad means when he says “This is the end, Joe.”?

Answer- he is going to get put down

Exploring Language

     Write the definition of these words  and use the word in a sentence

Definition of authorities -usually authorities persons having the legal power to make and enforce the law

Sentence using authorities:  i am going to call the authorities if you break the law.

Definition of gobble - eat your food quickly

Sentence using gobble:I gobbled up all the cake before people could have any

Definition of fussy - full of detailś

Sentence using fussy::it's when somebody wants to have lots of special touches on their food

Chapter 6 and 7

Answer these questions about the text.

Remember to use full sentences when answering the questions.

  1.  Why did Dad think putting Harry down was the only option?

Answer - because he thought that nobody would have liked to keep him as a pet

  1.  What do you think Joe hopes to achieve in a week? Explain your ideas.

Answer - he wants to train harry and his  behavior

  1.  How did Harry save himself?

Answer - harry saw some burglars going into the house but exactly the same time lizzie and her boyfriend brett had a stand up fight and lizzie walked home and the burglars got lizzie captured and harry came to the rescue and harry sunk his teeth into 1 of the  burglars neck and lizzie knocked out 1 of the burglars and lizzie  called the police.

  1.  Were the burglars expecting anyone to come home? Explain your ideas using evidence from the story.

Answer - no because the house was silent the howl time until harry comes

  1.  Why did Lizzie get her ‘wits back’?

Answer - because harry comes and distracts both of the burglars and lizzie got away to whack the second burglar to call the police.

Find 4 examples each of the following types of words from the text

Adjectives

Nouns

Verbs

1.

2.

3.

4.

fast

Ran

Brokeout

smart

Dog pound

Harry

Houdini

burglar

jumping

Looking

Eating

saving

Chapter 8

Answer these questions about the text.

Remember to use full sentences when answering the questions.

  1.  Why was the family now more patient with Harry?

Answer - because he's a hero now

  1.  Why do you think the vet does Harry’s teeth for free?

Answer - because he's a hero and joe doesn't have that much money

Character Analysis of Joe and Harry

Pick 5 specific adjectives to describe the characters.  

 Remember to be ready to explain each choice.

What has the character done or said to make you pick that adjective?

Joe

Harry

Young

Strong  

Helpful

Smart

Loved

smelly

Likes dogs

Likes sausages

friendly

Long hair short hair