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Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship is an informational text about a hippo named Owen who is separated from his family by a devastating tsunami. He forms an unusual bond with a tortoise named Mzee. They become inseparable.
Read this informational text to determine its main idea, recount key details and explain how they support the main idea, and describe the connections between sentences and paragraphs in the text. Discuss the relationship between Owen and Mzee. Compare this relationship to the unexpected relationships that form in Because of Winn-Dixie.
The Powerpoint focuses on the connections between sentences and paragraphs in nonfiction texts.
In addition the following narrative writing task is included:
Write a narrative from either Owen’s point of view or Mzee’s point of view. Include information and details from Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship. Your narrative should describe events that show how Owen and Mzee’ relationship builds over time. In addition, your narrative should include a plot, characters, conflict, and a setting. Also, your narrative should include a sequence of events that unfolds naturally, dialogue, descriptions of events, specifically chosen words and phrases, and a sense of closure.