Compare and contrast of two books by the same author
Guided Practice 15 minutes Put students into small groups and give them time to compare their notes about the story elements for each story. Intermediate: Put students with more advanced ELs in a small group. Try the Pick Out the Parts of a Story pre-lesson.
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Comparing two stories 3rd grade
Write what you noticed about each thing listed in the two different stories. Learning Objectives Students will be able to compare and contrast the themes, settings, and events of two stories written by the same author. Hold a class discussion and record student answers on the teacher copy of the Compare Story Elements graphic organizer. Distribute a copy of the Compare Story Elements worksheet and guide the class in completing the section labeled Characters. Beginning: Provide a student-friendly definition and an image for each of the story elements in the students' L1 and L2. Allow the students to answer. Note: At this point, they are not determining the similarities and differences. Intermediate: Allow students to work with a partner. Beginning: Allow students to discuss the graphic organizer with a sympathetic partner or a student with the same home language L1. Use labels such as characters, setting, problem, major events, solution, theme. Use these ideas when you work with children using the book-related comparative ideas above.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners. Instruct students to record the information their peers present. She loves in no Allow the students to share and go over the answers and where they came from.
Beginning: Provide learners with a copy of the worksheet with story elements highlighted in the text. Allow students access to the two picture books as they complete the graphic organizer.
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