1. Persuasive Writing
2. Social Studies
3. Power Slides for Albums
- Read this excerpt and answer the questions.
In the not too distant past, grizzly bears lived throughout western North America, from Alaska to Mexico. The explorers Lewis and Clark found them on Dakota prairies in the early 1800s. An estimated 10,000 grizzlies once roamed California.
The grizzly bear is a big and potentially dangerous animal. Adult males(called boars) weigh 400 to 1,000 pounds, while adult females (called sows) tip the scales at 300 to 700 pounds. Although grizzly bears along the coast of Alaska are larger than those more inland(perhaps due to richer food), most biologists consider them all one species. These giants feed primarily on plants but do eat meat when available.
a. What could be the title for this excerpt?
b. Type up 2-3 facts.
c. What is the author's particular purpose in writing this excerpt?
d. Can you identify any words that may express opinion?
e. Answer this question: Should animals be kept in Zoos?
f. State your thesis( a statement that supports your viewpoint on the question).
g. Write a few reasons that support your thesis statement.