January 2014

Is the Bulldog Doomed?

Centuries of irresponsible breeding have left the bulldog with a host of health problems. Should we change the way we breed them? Students will read arguments on both sides and then take a stand.

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Key Skills:

Main ideas and supporting evidence, opinion writing


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Essay Kit: Step-by-Step Opinion-Essay Template

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Opinion-Essay Checklist

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