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I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay (The Read and Write Series) (Volume 2)

ISBN: 9781629440330
Publisher: Mims House
Publication Date: 2014-10-02
Number of pages: 34
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Writing Prompts and Writing Inspiration for Kids.
See other books in THE READ AND WRITE SERIESI Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay I Want a Cat: My Opinion EssayMy Crazy Dog: My Narrative EssayMy Dirty Dog: My Informative Essay (forthcoming, 2017) When cousins Mellie and Dennis decide to get a cat, they consider carefully what breed would be best for each family. For example, Mellie wants a cat that pounces, but Dennis wants a lazy cat, like his lazy dog, Clark Kent. Mellie wants a lap cat, but Dennis just wants a warm body BESIDE him. They consider different cat personalities, family situations, and personal preferences. 

Mellie writes an opinion essay for her teacher, Mr. Eagle. But will her essay convince her parents to get the cat of her dreams?

This story takes a popular subject--kids getting a pet--and adds cats of all sizes and shapes: all writing lessons should be this much fun. In the end, it's the cousins and the cats that keep a reader turning the page. What kind of cat will Mellie choose? Will Dennis want the same kind of cat?

". . .absolutely delightful book . . .It is a charming story of the two children each going through the process of finding a cat who best fits their own preferences. The playful illustrations compliment the humorous and educational quality of the book." Joan Miller, Chair, CFA Outreach and Education, Cat Fancier's Association

"This is quite simply as informative a cat book as any text out there. " -- Alexis Mitchell, Syracoon/Furensics, Maine Coon Cat Breed Council Secretary, Maine Coon Cat breeders of CFA

 ". . .a delightful book. Being both a teacher who works with dyslexic students, and a breeder of pedigreed cats, I would highly recommend this book to young writers. " -- Julie Keyer, Faculty, The Lewis School of Princeton, CFA Breed Council Secretary, Oriental Cats This story hits many notes: 
A family story about cousins, Dennis and MellieInformation on cat breedsResponsible cat ownershipMentor-text for teaching writingModel opinion essay for elementary studentsModels the writing process, especially the importance of pre-writing or planning before you writeCompletes the writing process by showing the results of Mellie's essay
I WANT A CAT almost makes opinion essays look too easy.

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