Old Yeller follows the story of an unforgettable bond between a young boy and a stray dog. Travis Coates, a fourteen-year-old boy, is left to take care of his family when his father sets out for Kansas when a stray dog shows up to steals food from the family. 'Old Yeller' proves his loyalty when he protected the family from danger. The stray dog becomes Travis' best friend and support.
I really enjoyed reading this book when I was in elementary school. It was a book that stuck with me as a 'good book.' In my classroom, I would have students complete a cause/effect chart as well as a character map to focus on character traits.
AR Level: 4.8