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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This debate has a clear purpose—to present arguments for and against the way bulldogs are currently bred.
This informational text is nonlinear and is made up mainly of cause-and-effect and compare-and-contrast passages.
The article contains some domain-specific vocabulary, such as traits and hereditary.
Some basic knowledge of dog breeding may aid comprehension.
Guided Reading Level: Q
DRA Level: 38
Skills and Standards
CCR Anchor Standards: R1, R2, R4, R10, W1, W4, W5, W9, SL1, L6