Dogs are animals that can do many things. They can take care of sheep and cattle. Dogs can guard a house at night. Some dogs help people hunt wild birds. Dogs can warn people of danger and help find people who are missing. Some dogs help blind people do things by being a seeing eye for them. In some cold countries, dogs help people by pulling sleds over the ice and snow. Dogs can learn to do tricks to make people smile and laugh. Dogs also are fun playmates for boys and girls. Dogs are helpful to people in so many ways. They are also good companions for people. That is why we call dogs “man’s best friend.”
OPEN ENDED SCORE:________ Turn over for open ended READING OPEN-ENDED ITEM FOR MAN’S BEST FRIEND In the passage, why are dogs called “man’s best friend?” Use at least two details from the passage to support your answer.