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The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey

The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey, is children’s fictional literature.

Everything About The Tale of Old Dog Spot

Below, we give a brief overview of the book and links to where you can read it (some are FREE). We’ve also included our findings online for activities, quizzes and worksheets related to the book. All of the searching has been done for you, and it’s all here! *Occasionally, we will update the resources for this book; so, check back in, or sign up for the MiniMize Newsletter.

The Pictures from The Tale of Old Dog Spot

Before we begin, I would like to point out the pictures in this article.

The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey, book cover.

All were taken from the Project Gutenberg version of the novel, found here.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

The cover for this edition of the book was presumably made by the publisherGROSSET & DUNLAP.

The illustrations are by Harry L. Smith.

I’d like to thank Project Gutenberg for making this book and its illustrations available online to the public.

To see all of these illustrations, go here.

Any other pictures were produced by Amazon as links to copies available for purchase.

Subjects Covered in The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey

There are three subjects covered by The Tale of Old Dog Spot.

These subjects are Literature, Life Science, and Social Studies/Good Citizenship.

Reading Level of The Tale of Old Dog Spot

The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey, is appropriate for Children.

This means that it can be read from approximately 1st grade into adulthood; or at around 6 years of age.

Placement In the MiniMize Book List

The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey, is book number 53 in the MiniMize Homeschool book list.

This places it in the Elementary Level.

The book is the 1st book to be read during Year 3 of school.

Book Content

This is a story about Spot, a dog whom belongs to a boy named Johnnie.

As Spot plays games and learns to hunt, he learns a few lessons about his neighbors.

Readers will learn about many animals and how they act through the eyes of Spot.

Chapters – The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey

This book contains 24 Chapters. The chapter titles, taken from the Gutenberg book (below), are as follows:

I               Almost Twins

The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey illustration, "Old Dog Spot Teases Miss Kitty Cat."
Old Dog Spot Teases Miss Kitty Cat

II             Teasing the Cat

III            A Wild Dog

IV            The Woodpile

V             A Deep Secret

VI            Buried Treasure

VII          Swimming

VIII         What Red Did

IX            A Bundle of Clothes

X             Dropping Hints

XI            Mrs. Green’s Mistake

XII           Righting a Wrong

XIII         Hunting

XIV         Missing His Master

XV          A Basketful of Fun

XVI         Mrs. Woodchuck Runs

XVII        The Danger Signal

XVIII      A Crowded House

XIX         Off for the Circus

XX           Spot Goes to Town

XXI         The Circus Parade

XXII        The Circus Grounds

XXIII       Spot Sees the Show

XXIV      Home Again

​Activities for The Tale of Old Dog Spot

Unfortunately, we were unable to locate any existing activities or worksheets to use while reading this book.

We tried searching for “The Tale of Old Dog Spot Book Test.”

Then, we tried test, quiz, activities, reading guide, study guide, and other combinations of words.

A MiniMize Worksheet

It’s gonna be OK!

The MiniMize Life is creating a fill in the blank worksheet for The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey.

This worksheet will contain 3 pages with 24 days of activities and a total of 24 questions in all.

An Answer Key is also attached at the end of the worksheet.

How the Worksheet Works

The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey illustration, "Spot Bolted Through the Barn Door."
Spot Bolted Through the Barn Door

This worksheet will guide a student through reading the book and prompt them to complete a simple activity.

The student will begin each day by reading the day’s first question and the corresponding chapter.

Next, they will find the sentence in the chapter and fill in the missing words.

This will result in reading and scanning the text.

Student Instructions

Instructions on the MiniMize Worksheet for The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey, state the following.

Number 1, below, is a sentence from Chapter 1, number 2 from Chapter 2, etc. Read the entire chapter, then find the sentence, below, in the Chapter. In the blanks, write the missing words.

Where Can I Get the MiniMize Worksheet?

The MiniMize Worksheet described above is currently in production.

The Worksheet has been developed and is awaiting editing and copyright processes.

When these have been completed, The MiniMize Life will release the worksheet and make it available here.

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Read The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey

If you just can’t wait to read The Tale of Old Dog Spot, The MiniMize Life has found it in multiple formats for you!

Below, you will find links to e-books, audiobooks, and other formats for free and for purchase.

Free E-Books

We all LOVE free stuff!

Below, are the MiniMize recommended e-books for The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey. While free isn’t always better, we want to make sure that you can homeschool regardless of your financial situation.

Each section explains a little about the version and gives you a link to the FREE BOOK.

Gutenberg

You must know, Gutenberg.org is all about free, open-source, and public domain.

This version of The Tale of Old Dog Spot works perfectly for many eReaders and devices.

The FREE e-book from gutenberg.org can be found here.

A word of caution: the audio readings offered by Gutenberg sound a bit robotic. This is by design so that as many people as possible can use the data with their operating systems.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

Audio Books

Want an audio version of the book?

They’re especially helpful on long car rides!

Check out the following sources.

LibriVox

If you prefer to listen to books, LibriVox offers a FREE version of The Tale of Old Dog Spot.

Get it, here.

Be aware, however, that LibriVox relies on volunteers to record their audiobooks.

The recordings are not usually narrated by professionals, and many books have more than one narrator.

They are real voices, though; so that’s a plus!

YouTube

Go to YouTube to find another great FREE resource for The Tale of Old Dog Spot.

This is not an actual “video,” and only shows a still depiction of the book.

It is, however, a useful way to hear the audio of the LibriVox recording, above.

The FREE audio/video version from Priceless Audiobooks is available, below.

Bound and Kindle Books

Sometimes, you just want to touch and smell a real book, right?

That’s what Amazon’s for!

If printing and binding the book yourself from one of the choices above doesn’t sound appealing, here’s the alternative.

If you prefer to buy The Tale of Old Dog Spot already bound and printed, you can purchase a copy on Amazon, here.

KINDLE BOOK

Kindle is always better when it comes to eBooks. I like that I can click, buy and read. Plus, Amazon stores it all in my library. Minimizing the effort lets me be as lazy as possible. It’s always a big selling point for me.

If you’re like me, and you want it on Kindle, try this one!

The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey 

That’s everything so far.

Remember, though, we will be updating this information from time to time.

Let us know how we’re doing!

Is there anything you think might be helpful to anyone or their homeschool in relation to The Tale of Old Dog Spot, by Arthur Scott Bailey? Let us know in the comments below!

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