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Author: Betsy Byars
Subject: Boy and his dog, catastrophic weather
Setting: Midwest USA, contemporary
As a tornado approaches, the family gathers in the storm cellar and Pete, the farmhand, tells them stories about his boyhood dog, "Tornado." "Tornado" came into Pete’s life during a similar storm.
|Lexile Measure: 500
Grade Level: 3
|Gender of Main Character: Boy
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In the story, the family gathers in the storm cellar to wait out the tornado. They are worried about Father, who is in the cornfield, and about the damage the storm may cause. Think about a storm you experienced. Try to remember what it was like and what feelings it stirred in you. Write a paragraph describing a storm you experienced.
A difficult situation may bring something good into one's life. In the story, Pete tells about the unusual way in which he got his dog. Write a paragraph describing how Pete got his dog.
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