Lesson 8: You Come Too

Getting Started

Today you will follow Jack on his journey as he reads and writes poetry. See if you notice a change in Jack's tone as you read the next section in the book.

Stuff You Need

  • Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
  • R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet by Judy Young
  • a variety of catalogs and magazines
  • colored pencils
  • glue
  • scissors

Ideas to Think About

  • In what ways do poets relate to readers and affect their emotions?

Things to Know

  • When words show you a picture, a writer is using visual imagery.
  • A picture or shape poem is written in the shape of the subject of the poem.


  • Use concrete sensory details in writing. (LA)
  • Define figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification) and identify its use in literary works. (LA)
  • Describe structural differences of various forms of writing. (LA)
  • Listen to, enjoy, and appreciate written language. (LA)

Introducing the Lesson

Explain to your child that today she is going to read and analyze some of the same poems Jack is reading in class. Ask your child if she likes the novel so far and to explain why or why not.
Reading and Questions
Materials: Love that Dog by Sharon Creech, R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet by Judy Young
Read page 22-45 of Love That Dog. Answer the questions below.
  1. Did Jack write a poem about his dog on p.37 of the book? How do you know?
    The dog is the subject of the poem, and the words work together to form images and affect the emotions of the reader.
  2. Read the letter "N is for Narrative" in R is for Rhyme. Are any of the poems Jack writes in this section narrative poems? How do you know?
    Yes, because they tell a story.
  3. Where did Jack get the title "YOU COME TOO?"
    From "The Pasture" by Robert Frost
  4. List any onomatopoetic words on pages 31-34.
    Clash, flash, shreek, whisp, meow, swish