Working Like a Dog: Exploring the Biological and Behavioral Traits That Make Some Animals Better for the Job

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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students consider ways that animals help human beings with certain chores. Then, after researching more about specific tasks that dogs are trained to do, students create a "help wanted" ad in which they enumerate the traits an animal should have before "applying" for a particular "position."

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    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Writing Strategies, Science, Life Sciences, English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension

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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

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