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In the previous section, you read and annotated two texts, noting the ideas from two different authors. Refer to those annotations and identify the ones that help you answer the question: What makes people love the sport of dog sledding? Using your notes, create a table like the one below to write your responses. One example is provided for you from each text. When you’re finished, check your understanding to see a possible response.
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What makes people love the sport of dog sledding?

Text 1 Text 2
  • Admires the dogs’ eagerness to run
  • Enjoys the feeling of being connected to the dogs

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Sample Responses:

What makes people love the sport of dog sledding?

Text 1 Text 2
  • Admires the dogs’ passion to run
  • Appreciates the connection between the musher and the dogs
  • Respects the power of these small dogs
  • Impressed with the unique experience of riding with a disciplined dog team
  • Enjoys the feeling of being connected to the dogs
  • Excited to experience the challenge of driving the sled
  • Skill improves as he relaxes driving the sled
  • Experiences a wipe out just like the pros

How can we use this organized information? Noting important information gives you a more complete idea of the reasons why people love this sport.

In the next section, you’ll look at using textual evidence to support your ideas about the people who love dog sledding.