Persuasive (nonfiction), 1,317 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 960L
Do you think animals are capable of love? The author of this book does. She also believes that animals can feel and demonstrate loyalty, friendship, tenderness, and compassion. As evidence of this, she presents several different examples of real-life animals and how they show emotion. When you finish reading, will you agree or disagree with the author's point of view?
Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand text
Analyze author's purpose in the text
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use compound sentences
Understand the meaning of compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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