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Who is Mo Willems? Explore the author with your class. Learners read books written by Willems, compare and contrast the characters therein, and make predictions about what will happen. Finish off this author study by having small groups produce puppet shows based on the stories. Bring art into literature with this fun activity.
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. Your class uses descriptive language to illuminate and analyze characters. Similarly, they compare and contrast texts, plots, settings, themes and characters. This resource is packed with extension ideas.
Students discover how coffee is processed from a plant, to a drink. In this life cycle lesson, students study that cells and organisms go through a cycle of growth and change. Students organize picture cards, illustrate how coffee is grown, compare and contrast differences in how coffee is grown and discuss how coffee gets to the grocery store.
In this social studies worksheet, students are directed to a Web site to read about famous people. Students choose 2 people and use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast. Students then investigate the difference between being "famous" and being "great" as they contrast 2 other people. Finally students set goals which will help them be more like an admirable person of eminence.
Combine your pupils' love of music with their growing knowledge of poetry! First, have them bring in their favorite songs for a discussion on word choice and literary devices. Then, use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the qualities of poems and songs. A worksheet with various song lyrics and poems prompts them to brainstorm the differences between the two. A Six-Trait Writing activity guides them through writing their own original poems.
Eighth graders read many types of literature from American authors. Using the text, they use a graphic organizer to organize events into order. They compare and contrast the pieces they have read and identify the main ideas. They also compare and contrast the conflict and theme of the readings and participate in class discussions.
Compare and contrast two characters from the book Miss Nelson is Missing. Using a Venn Diagram, have pupils compare and contrast personal characteristics between Miss Nelson and Miss Swamp. Individuals can then share their responses with the class in order to create a whole group diagram.
Sixth graders explore how to compare and contrast stories and passages. They read cultural stories and compare them to each other. Students complete a worksheet on which they compare the stories and the cultures they read about. Students identify similarities and differences.
Students compare and contrast books using a Venn diagram. They listen to a read aloud of Eugene Trivizas' book, The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, before comparing and contrasting it with the story of the Three Little Pigs. They examine how to use the center of a Venn diagram for comparing and the other parts for contrasting.
Students compare and contrast the literature of the Republic of Korea to that of the United States with an emphasis on women writers. In this women writers lesson, students complete a 30 page packet of analysis activities for women writers of Korea and the United States.
Where did the Olympic Summer Games originate? The class takes a look at ancient origins of modern Olympic games. They research the Olympics and write a compare and contrast essay that describes how the Olympic Games have changed since ancient times. They also create a time-line that traces Olympic events, tools, and technology that has shaped the way the games have been played.
The title says it all! Help your pupils learn all about whales. Class members research different species of whales and share the information via video conferences with kids from another school. They conduct research on a selected species of whale, create a computer slideshow to present to the other school, and complete a compare and contrast sheet while they are watching their partner's presentation.