Doggie Investigation Gang, (DIG): The Case of the Missing Canine – Teacher’s Manual
By Shara Theresa Katsos & Kara Lynch Tirimacco
Illustrated by John Bulens & Karen Talbott
Eric worked closely with Sheryl during the book’s development.
All proceeds from this book will be donated to PAWS New England, All Breed Dog Rescue.
This book is an elementary school teacher’s learning manual for the endearing book titled Doggie Investigation Gang, (DIG): The Case of the Missing Canine (ISBN: 978-1-4951-3677-1). The learning guide is meant to compliment a young reader’s experience as they navigate their way through the text. The following are just a few objectives along with the corresponding Grade Three Common Core Standards that this Learning Guide touches upon.
RL.3 Learners will describe the characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the story’s events.
RF.4c Learners will use strategies to utilize unknown words.
SL.2 Learners will add drawings or details to a description to provide information.
L.4 Learners will use context clues to figure out word meaning.
L.4d Learners will use glossaries and dictionaries to determine the meaning of a word.
A section of this guide will follow each chapter of the book. In addition, a reader’s reflection educational activity is provided at the conclusion of the book that inspires children to feel proud of who they are as an individual.
Doggie Investigation Gang, (DIG): The Case of the Missing Pendant
By Shara Theresa Katsos
Illustrated by John Bulens
The Doggie Investigation Gang, DIG™ was the talk of Pawtown!
Since they solved their first mystery, The Case of the Missing Canine (ISBN 978-0-9776396-5-6), the news about their skills and teamwork had spread quickly among all the dogs at Bow Wow Park. The dogs could not believe how fast the Doggie Investigation Gang found Gizmo’s missing canine friend, Duchess.
The Doggie Investigation Gang is run completely by three dogs that happen to be best friends and partners of their own detective agency. Cooper is a big yellow labrador, clever and loves a mystery. Charlie is a medium-sized spaniel, that is a bit of a worrier and never late for appointments. Pedro is a small, blind min pin that has mastered his sense of smell. Together, and with the help of their friends they solve mysteries in an effort to assist others.
The intended audience for this series is second to fourth grade students. While being introduced to third-grade level vocabulary, speaker dialogue and chapter books they will learn hidden lessons such as conflict resolution, the value of individual strengths and differences and the importance of teamwork. A portion of the sales of this book will be donated to PAWS New England to assist in rescuing the dogs residing at Tipton County Animal Shelter, a high-kill shelter located in Tipton, TN.