Beware of the Dog
Wounded And Trapped
• To analyze text in order to make inferences.
• To analyze the way a work of literature relates to the themes and
issues of its historical period
• To compare and contrast a news story and a fictional account.
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• In a moment, a game will open that will
test your understanding of the story
―Beware of the Dog‖ to see how well you
paid attention to details.
• If the site doesn’t open for you, here is it
There goes the siren that warns of the air raid Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers
Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak Let off a sharp burst and then turn away
Out for the scramble we've got to get airborne Roll over, spin round and come in behind them
Got to get up for the coming attack. Move to their blindsides and firing again
Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines Bandits at 8 o'clock move in behind us
Remove all the wheel blocks Ten ME - 109's out of the sun
there's no time to waste Ascending and turning out spitfires to face them
Gathering speed as we heed down the runway Heading straight for them I press my guns.
Gotta get airborne before it's too late
Rolling, turning, diving
Running, scrambling, flying Rolling, turning, diving, goin' again
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high.
Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high
Explain in a note how this song relates
to the topic of today’s lesson.
About the Author
Roald Dahl (1916-1990)
In his fiction, Dahl was able to
capture the life of flying because
he had been a fighter pilot in
World War II. He had even lived
through a plane crash and other
injuries. He eventually put his
military adventures into writing.
At first, Dahl mostly wrote for
adults, but later wrote children’s
stories after his own were born.
He is most famous for writing
Charlie and the Chocolate
• How it begins: When
the story begins, what
is going on with the
One way a writer
develops a character
is to show the
and actions. What
inferences can you
make about the pilot’s
character from what
he is imagining about
his actions after his
Figurative Language: How Closely
Did You Pay Attention????
What did the pilot compare his injury to???
Given the way the pilot’s thoughts are
wandering and rambling, what can you
infer about his condition?
• The pilot bails out of
the plane and falls in
and out of
• Where is the pilot
when he finally
(really) wakes up?
• What town did they
tell him he landed in
after bailing out?
• What does the pilot hear outside that
makes him so uneasy?
When the nurse comes in to wash
the pilot, she comments that the
water is ―hard as nails‖. The pilot
revealed that he attended school
in Brighton. He begins to say, ―In
Brighton, the water isn’t…‖ and
stops. What do you think the
pilot was about to say?
Hard vs. Soft Water
What is hard water?
What is soft water?
If you are not sure…
What fantastic and absurd idea has
occurred to the pilot and why doesn’t
he share it with the nurse?
―Garde Au Chien‖
Desperate to confirm whether he was right or
wrong about his suspicions, the pilot painfully
makes his way to a window. He looks out and
sees a small house, a field, and a sign with white
lettering. What makes the pilot conclude that
he is in France?
How it ends:
The pilot remembers what the
intelligence officer of his squadron
told all of the pilots when they
would leave on a mission. A man,
supposedly an RAF officer, comes
into the pilot’s room to get a
combat report from him about how
he was shot down and about his
What response does the
pilot give him and why?
Based on what you know about the historical
setting and the author’s background, what can
you infer about some of the issues that British
soldiers may have had that are discussed in the
Theme: What theme(s) would apply to this story?
In other words, what does Dahl want you to
understand by telling this story?
This photo, provided by Richard Strasser, perhaps never before published, shows
famed World War II war correspondent Ernie Pyle shortly after he was killed by a
Japanese machine gun bullet on the island of Iwo Jima on April 18, 1945. Pyle,
44, had just arrived in the Pacific after four years of writing his popular column
from European battlefronts. The Army photographer, who crawled forward under
fire to make this picture, later said it was withheld by military officials. An AP
survey of history museums and archives found only a few copies in existence, and
no trace of the original negative!
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of the entries there.
– The quarter ends March 30th!
• Study for the exam you will take
on Friday—Part II Unit 2. It will
cover all stories can concepts
from pages 561-606.