My co-author and friend Ali was determined that we write this piece as it has a special place in her heart. Students will discover learned and innate behavorial traits in this intersting text about dogs.
BTW - The cover displays my dog, Curie.
This is great for a close read during the reading block. It comes complete with ELA style questions. Your reading coach will be very happy to see this in use.
SC.4.L.16.3 Recognize that animal behaviors may be shaped by heredity and learning.
SC.4.L.16.2 Explain that although characteristics of plants and animals are inherited, some characteristics can be affected by the environment.