opinion piece is a composition on a specific topic that includes the writer’s
viewpoint. It offers reasons for the author's opinion and attempts to persuade
the reader to agree.
In 2012, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed over 9,000 plant and animal species as either critica...
Reading Set: 11 Passages
We’ve only one planet to live on, so the preservation of natural resources for our children and grandchildren is up to us. This...
Reading Set: 5 Passages
by William Temple Hornaday
William Temple Hornaday was a zoologist and conserva...
659 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Fact and Opinion, Main / Central Idea, and Summary
by John Muir from Our National Parks
Chapter I passage: John Muir was a noted naturalist ...
334 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Main / Central Idea
by Henry David Thoreau from Walden
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a noted American...
642 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, and Theme
by Mark Twain
While Mark Twain wrote many fictional works, he also...
335 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary