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Spending more than money on a pet


Students read a story and then write a persuasive paragraph about a pet they’d like to own.

Big idea

Money is often only one of the things we should consider when we make spending choices in life.

Essential questions

  • Why is a good idea to think about more than just money when I make a spending choice?
  • What things other than money should I think about before I make a spending choice?


  • Understand why it’s important to consider different factors before making a big choice
  • Recognize what factors we should consider before we make a spending choice

What students will do

  • Read a story about a Money Monster who gets a pet. (You will need a book reader app to open ePub files).
  • Consider which pet would be right for them and their family and write a persuasive paragraph about it.

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Student materials




Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.