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Close reading literature: "The Story of Dr. Dolittle" (Chapters 1-2)

This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the first two chapters of the book, "The Story of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting. This set focuses on character development.


  • Describe a change in a character

    In this lesson you will learn to describe the change in a character by drawing on the character’s thoughts, words, or actions.

  • Determine the theme of a story

    In this lesson, you will learn to determine the theme of the story by analyzing the change the character goes through in the story.