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Persuasive (nonfiction), 802 words, Spanish Level Q (Grade 2), Lexile 860L
The author introduces readers to a cat and dog awaiting a second chance at life while living at an animal shelter. She explains that there are many different animals to choose from at a shelter and that they are often healthier than pets that are sold by a breeder or pet store. The book includes information about veterinarians and adoption counselors, and the fees that are collected upon adoption at a shelter are explained. A persuasive last point is made: every time someone adopts from a shelter, he or she saves an animal's life.
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Fact or Opinion : Correctly distinguish fact and opinion
Grammar and Mechanics
Conjunctions : Identify subordinating conjunctions
Homographs : Locate and understand homographs
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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