Scared of Dogs!

Category: Slice of Life

"Oh, no, there isthere's    a dog! I amI'm    going to cross the road. Are you come?"coming I said to my friend Pam, looking worriedlyworriedly at the big, angry-lookinging alsationalsation growlinging at the letterboxletterbox a few houses away from where we were walking.walking.  

"You are such a scaredy-cat!y-cat! Cross the road if you want to, but I'm not afraid of a silly old dog!" she said back to me.

I crossedcrossed the road and kept on walkingwalking down the other side of the street.  I kept looking to see what Pam would do next. She walkedwalked like she did notdidn't    have a care in the world until she got to where the mean dog was waiting for her. It gave a ferociousferocious growl and leaptleapt out at her. She screameded and ran. She ran and ran, cryingcrying and screaming,screaming, with the dog followingfollowing her, barkinging and growling.growling. I do notdon't    think it was playinging a game with her. I think it wantedwanted a bite of her! But I ran and ran on the other side of the road, feeling scared but also tryingtrying not to laugh. One part of me thought, 'Silly girl! It servesserves her right!'

German Shepherd aka Alsatian and Alsatian Wolf Dog Deutscher Schäferhund Folder V 05



Clarify these words: alsation, scaredy-cat, ferocious.

Retell what has happened in this Slice of Life.

What prediction can you made about what might have happened next?

Make inferences or give opinions about:

  • Why the narrator wants to cross the road.
  • What kind of dog an alsation is.
  • Why Pam called the narrator a scaredy-cat.
  • Why the narrator kept looking to see what Pam would do.
  • How you walk as if you don't have a care in the world.
  • Why the dog wasn't playing.
  • Why the narrator felt scared but also like laughing.
  • Why the narrator thought it served Pam right. 


What question could you ask about this Slice of Life?

Visualise these uses of descriptive language: the big, angry-looking alsation growling at the letterbox; you're such a scaredy-cat; she walked as though she didn't have a care in the world;

Make a connection with this Slice of Life.

Word Study

Verb endings: What happens when we add s, ed and ing to: come, worry, keep, leap, scare, cry, try.

Other affixes: What happens when we add other prefixes and suffixes like ly to these words: worried.

What two words make up these compound wordsletterbox.

What two words make up these contractionsthere's, I'm, didn't, don't.