Friday, February 3, 2012

What can Dogs Do? A printable adapted book

A while back, I posted about a printable book--"What Can Cats Do?"    This has been very popular, but someone left a comment that they wished the book was about dogs.  I guess I take requests!  I looked on Tarheel Reader, and rewrote one of the dog books  so the sentences were present progressive, and I then added a question to each page.  I also included a page of Boardmaker icons for adapting this, and....... Presto!  That reader's wish has been granted!  I hope she reads this---it's my 'random act of kindness' for the week.

This book, like the cats book, is great for verbs, and the icons can be used to add different subjects---"dog swing", "boy swing".  The language is simple and patterned, and the pictures are great.  Sample activities--
  • Act out each page with stuffed animals
  • Print the book without the text--ask the kids to tell you what's happening
  • Have the kids add a new page. They can draw (or act out with a stuffed animal) a different action.  Take a picture and add it!
  • Compare and contrast the cat book with the dog book.  What's the same? What's different?
  • Artic---lots of simple consonants here that repeat themselves!
  • AAC---these words can all be programmed into a static cell AAC device along with some comments
I'm sure there's a lot more, but it's Friday night.  My brain is tired : /

I want this dog.

Title Page

Here is a link to a free download of this book and the icons from Google Docs. Google is miracle!

Have a nice weekend!  

P.S.  I now have a "Counting Horses" verb book here.


  1. it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I absolutely love this! Thank you so much for sharing! I am new to your blog and really enjoy it. Keep up the wonderful work.

  3. I love it!! Thank you soooo much! My kids will enjoy this book!

  4. Brilliant resources! Thank you for sharing them :)