NO PREP 2-PAGE PRINTABLE! Super interesting, highly engaging, informative 1-page informational text passage and 1-page partially-filled in graphic organizer web to organize central ideas & supporting details. Perfect for motivating bored middle schoolers! You can easily have them write a summary of it! Or perhaps use it to get them thinking about whether or not dogs should be used for entertainment in the first place, which could lead right to an argumentative essay!
You can also find this awesome passage/graphic organizer pair in my bundle of related passages about dogs in society that are paired with engaging ELA activities (& are more thorough than in this free passage) here:
Reading About Dogs in Society Bundle: Informational Text Passages & Engaging ELA Activiities