Looking Out for Sarah

Perry the dog is Sarah's best friend and her guide to the visual world. Young readers learn about guide dogs and communication with Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang, through a series of discussion questions and activities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a story about someone overcoming adversity, or about a person with a disability who does things in a different way
Classroom Considerations

  • Ask pupils what they know and what they want to know about service dogs before the story begins
Pros

  • Provides links to additional materials, including a contact for the author where students can send their letters, as well as the website for the Museum of disABILITY
Cons

  • Discussion questions are based on the comprehension level, and do not go into much more literary analysis