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DigCit Read-Aloud: Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino

DigCit Read-Aloud: Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino


Integrate digital citizenship into your literacy block with this extension activity inspired by the picture book Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino. After reading, students compare Doug's experiences plugged into the computer versus exploring his city unplugged. They reflect on their own digital and non-digital interests, drawing lessons from the story's themes.


This read aloud and activity will help students:

  • Identify personally enjoyable digital and non-digital activities.
  • Understand that not everything we see online is fully true.


In addition to learning an aspect of digital citizenship, students will:

  • Compare and contrast key ideas in the story
  • Make text -to-self connections
  • Consider author’s purpose and theme/moral


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