The Insider as an Instructional Tool – November 2020

These video segments feature authorities speaking about the makeup of sled dogs, their genetic disposition to run, the care and training they receive, and  variety of other topics that could be used to present opinion pieces, compare/contrast, and persuasive language arts pieces. Select videos, listed below, will be available for free without an Insider subscription in the month of November. Get a preview of all the great content available with an Insider School/Classroom subscription.

“Rookie Veterinarian Excited for Opportunity” March 4, 2020 4:40 pm

“Dropped Dogs and the Vets Who Care for Them”, March 10, 2020 6:45 pm

“The Truth, parts 1, 23, 4, & 5”, Insider 2.0, August 20, 2020 9:35 am

“Martin Buser Speaks the Truth About Sled Dogs”, August 20, 2020 2:47 pm

“Aliy Zirkle and Her Dogs”, August 20, 2020 10:03 am

“Matt Failor and His Dog Foxy in Galena”, March 14, 2020 4:02 pm


Common Core Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.9-10.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.9 Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.4  Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

Lesson suggestion:  

Use these video clips as well as written information in the “Dog Care” section of as resources.


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