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Gentle Giants
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.97

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    lifeboat, organization, supplies, playful, breed, saved, works, swimmers, working, record, history, lumber, pounds, guard, during, remain
     content words:    Gentle Giants, On July, World War I., Newfoundland Club
Gentle Giants

By Jody Williams
1     Dogs are pets. Some are guard dogs. Some are working dogs. Some are gentle. Some are playful. A few dogs are as big as a person. Some are small enough to fit in a coat pocket. Dogs come in all colors and sizes. No matter what kind, a dog is known as "man's best friend."
 
2     A Newfoundland is a breed of dog. A breed is a kind or a type of animal. Newfoundlands are large. They can weigh up to 150 pounds. They are usually black. Their heads are large. They have square noses. Their ears are small triangles. They have small, dark eyes. They are gentle. They are called "gentle giants."
 
3     Newfoundlands are great swimmers. Their webbed feet help them in the water. The dogs are known for rescuing people from the water. Newfoundlands are very strong. They have been used to haul lumber. They have worked with fishermen to pull in nets. Fishermen used them to pull boats to shore. They have also been known to deliver milk and carry heavy loads. Contests are held to see how much Newfoundlands can pull. On July 20, 1979, a record was set in Washington. A Newfoundland pulled a load that weighed 97 pounds.

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