Marama’s Dog - Pt 1, No 1, 2009
1. Find the meanings of these words from the story.
Breed - To keep animals or plants so that you can produce more of them and control their quality. ✔
mongrel - A dog of mixed breed. ✔
bitzer - A sort of dog that you can not tell what it is. ✔
2. Answer these comprehension questions to show your understanding of the text.
a) Why do they call Muri a bitzer? Muri was black and white and they could not tell what kind of dog it was.✔
b) What makes Muri special? What makes Muri special is that he carried Marama out of the beach when she was two years old when she was drowning.✔
c) Who helped Marama feel better about her dog? Marama dad made her feel better by telling her the story about when Muri pulled her out of the water.✔d) Explain why you think the other children didn’t think Marama’s dog was special? Marama said that Muri could do stuff but the other students in their class had dogs that could do the stuff that Muri done.✔