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Jennifer Lawler

Yes, great way to teach conflict and how it relates to story. Kids can imagine that something happens after the cat sits on the dog’s mat.

Minor conflicts can still matter to the characters. I remember being sent to the principle for talking in class when I was six or seven and it felt like the world was going to cave in on me! I was terrified.