Text-to-Text Connection: Heroic Afghan Dog Reunited With a U.S. Soldier
Author’s purpose: The author is sharing his journey with Nubs because it is a miracle that he was able to get the dog from there back to his home in San Diego.
Because Nubs did not give up on finding Major Dennis, the effect is that Major Dennis did not give up on him.
Characterization: Make a graphic organizer and write all of the traits that would describe Major Dennis from the text evidence.
Drawing Conclusions: We can conclude that Nubs is a smart dog with the text evidence that he learned new tricks in five minutes. Nubs was the leader of his pack.
We can conclude that Major Dennis grew to love Nubs from the text evidence that he took care of his wound, waked up to check on him, prayed for him, and eventually adopted him.
We can conclude that Major Dennis is a compassionate man from the text evidence of how he worked to get Nubs to his home and kept checking on him until he knew he had made it.
We can conclude that Nubs was determined to stay with Major Dennis from the text evidence that Nubs walked 70 miles go to Major Dennis.
Point of View: This story is told from Major Dennis’s POV using his e-mails and narrative to tell us the story.