Jake's New Home
Paint Picture & Story Designed By Jessica Fletcher

dog with little boy in a yard


          There once was a dog named Jake. He was white with brown ears. Jake was a very friendly dog that loved to play.
          Jake desperately wanted a home. He had been living in an animal shelter all his life, and he often wondered what the outside world was like.
          One day, a little boy named Clay and his family walked into the shelter. At first sight, Jake knew this was the family he wanted. Clay ran from cage to cage looking for the perfect dog. Jake jumped on the cage door and continuously barked. When Clay got to Jake's cage he began to pet him. He turned to his mom and dad and yelled, "This is the one I want! He's perfect!" Clay got Jake that day and carried him home.
          When Jake arrived at the house, it was a dream come true. The house was big, and it had a huge yard with a pond. Jake and Clay played that day, and every day that followed. Jake had finally found a home.

Critical thinking questions to ask students that would change your story to their story:
1. How would you change the main character? (Introduction)
2. Where would your story takes place? (Setting)
3. What would happen to the main character in your story? (Plot)
4. How would your story end? (Ending)


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