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Organize Your Thoughts

From the Eyes of the Rancher
Provide three reasons why the Wolf Reintroduction Program should not be continued.
From the Eyes of the Conservationist
Provide three reasons why the Wolf Reintroduction Program continue.

Construct a paragraph showing that you understand the wolf reintroduction issue from both sides. Most importantly, the paragraph should catch the reader's attention. (Do not include your thesis sentence.)

Now it's time for you to "get off the fence" and take a stand.  What do you believe should be done about the Wolf Reintroduction Program?  Write one well crafted sentence that states your position.   Do not give an explanation.

List three statistics, facts, or statements that you found during your research that supports your side of the issue. Be sure to include the name of the article where the information was located.

Write a paragraph that uses the concrete support that you identified above. Be sure to tell the reader where you obtained your information. Be sure to include a possible consequence to your solution.

Write a conclusion paragraph below.  The paragraph should attempt to make the reader care about your position.  You want your reader's support, so include an appeal to your reader.

Identified Yourself

School Name

Teacher Name

School Address

Identify Who Will Receive Your Letter

  • Marie Michelson, Wildlife Defenders

  • Rick Krause, American Farm Bureau Federation's General Counsel

  • Bruce Babbitt, Secretary of the Interior

  • Robert Kezer, Boomer Wolf