I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay (Read and Write)
Paperback – October 1, 2014
Hurrah for Essays! All English composition writing lessons should be this much fun.
When cousins Dennis and Mellie decide to get a dog, they consider carefully what breed would be best for each family. For example, Dennis wants a big dog, but Mellie wants tiny. He has no other pets, but she has other pets that a dog must get along with. They consider different dog personalities, family situations, and personal preferences. Dennis writes an opinion essay for his teacher, Mrs. Shirky. But will his essay convince his parents to get the dog of his dreams?
This story takes a popular subject—kids getting a pet—and adds dogs of all sizes and shapes: all writing lessons should be this much fun. In the end, it’s cousins and the dogs that keep a reader turning the page. What kind of dog will Dennis choose? Will Mellie want the same kind of dog?
This story hits many language arts curriculum needs:
-A family story about cousins, Dennis and Mellie
-Information on dog breeds
-Responsible dog ownership
-Example of essay format
-Basic English language arts for elementary or primary grades
-Tips for teaching writing
-Example or model of opinion essay for elementary students
-Models the writing process, especially the importance of pre-writing or planning before you write
-Completes the writing process by showing the results of Dennis’s essay
I WANT A DOG almost makes good English opinion compositions and essays look too easy.BUY NOW!See other books in THE READ AND WRITE series:
- I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay
- My Crazy Dog: My Narrative Essay
- My Dirty Dog: My Informative Essay
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Children’s book author Darcy Pattison writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for children. Her works have received starred PW, Kirkus, and BCCB reviews. Awards include the Irma Black Honor award, five NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, Eureka! Nonfiction Honor book, Junior Library Guild selections, and NCTE Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts. She’s the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature.ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
In her debut picture book, Ewa O’Neill (ewaoneill.com) creates art that is luscious, inventive, and colorful, bringing the story energy and humor. A dog-lover herself, Ewa (pronounced Ĕ-vah) gives each breed a personality that helps kids begin to tell dog breeds apart.
Perfect for remote learning, digital learning, or home learning. Printables available on our website.
About the Author
- Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub (Mims House), an NSTA 2015 Outstanding Science Trade Book;
- Wisdom, the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 Years (Mims House), a starred review in Publisher's Weekly;
- Desert Baths(Arbordale), an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2013;
- and, Prairie Storms (Arbordale).
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOREwa (prounounced eh-va) O'Neill loves both cats and dogs. She lives in Great Britain with her husband and twin sons. Ewa is the recipient of the 2016 Muse Medallion for Series-Illustration from the Cat Writer's Association for her illustrations of I WANT A CAT: MY OPINION ESSAY For more, see ewaoneill.com/