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Author's Voice in Passage
Students explore author's voice. In this literary elements and reading comprehension lesson, students listen to two poems about snakes (included) and identify adjectives and other descriptive words and phrases that help them determine the "voice" of the text.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 8 Views 19 Downloads
Origin of the Modern Olympic Games
Middle schoolers compare and contrast ancient and modern Olympic games. In this study of cultures and writing activity, students brainstorm examples of "traditions", then view video clips and read articles about the origin of the Olympics. Middle schoolers compare and contrast elements of the ancient and modern Olympic Games, then write a persuasive essay including recommendations for changes that could be made to the games or ceremonies currently included in the Olympics.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Family and Friends
Animal friends and families help your 1st graders with their ELD and literacy skills in three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Secret Code," Bud's Day Out," and "An Egg Is An Egg, or, Who's in a Family?"). They can practice drawing conclusions, comparing and contrasting, and sequencing events in the stories.
1st English Language Development 23 Views 80 Downloads
Origin of the Modern Summer Games
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Gathering Primary Sources; Oral Testimonies
What is a primary source and can an oral testimony be one? Older learners will compare and contrast stories from family members on their perspectives on what happened on September 11, 2001. Then they will compare the stories to see if there are different views after the incident.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 44 Downloads
Same and Different Through Music and Art
This lesson is intended for a music class but would be a great way to teach compare and contrast to any class. Kindergarteners dance the Hokey Pokey to four different styles of music and examine two paintings of Humpty Dumpty, then discuss the similarities and differences in the songs, dances, and art.
K Visual & Performing Arts 45 Views 198 Downloads
Students look at three different versions of the Cinderella story. In this comparative literature instructional activity, students read the Chinese version "Yeh-Shen", the Egyptian version "Rhodopis," and the Native American version "The Hidden One" of Cinderella.
4th - 6th Language Arts 27 Views 126 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Home Sweet Home
Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Moving Day," "Me on the Map," and "The Kite") guide this lesson plan, which addresses comparing and contrasting details, making generalizations and inferences, and cause and effect. Pupils answer questions about maps, weather, and details about shells.
1st English Language Development 11 Views 91 Downloads
The Long Road to Coffee
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.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 30 Downloads
Building Bridges for Young Learners -- Community
Learners compare and contrast communities.They explore factors that influence how people live, the roles of adults and children, and the interaction of people who live and work within a community. The lesson focuses on the country of Cape Verde.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 18 Views 105 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Special Friends
Discuss the value of friendship with these three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("When I Am Old with You," "The New Friend," "The Surprise Family"). ELD pupils can practice making predictions, compare and contrast characters, and note details with adverbs and adjectives.
1st English Language Development 6 Views 45 Downloads
Following Our Dreams
Students examine traditional roles of women. For this women's history lesson, students compare and contrast roles of women, analyze challenges of women, write about their own dreams, and discuss how women are portrayed in society.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 6 Views 35 Downloads
Let's Learn About Dentists
Your class will investigate going to the dentist with this lesson plan. After discussing reasons to go to the dentist and what a dentist does for their job, pupils write about a personal experience they had going to the dentist. Two books, Crocodile and the Dentist by Taro Gomi and Doctor De Soto by William Steig, accompany this lesson.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Writing Compare and Contrast Essays
Practice writing compare and contrast essays in your class by starting out with a Venn diagram. A sample that can be expanded upon is provided here. After your writers have completed the guided practice, have them write individual essays on more complex topics.
4th - 5th Language Arts 31 Views 129 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Prince and the Pauper Lesson Plan
Young scholars practice the skill of comparing and contrasting. In this historical literature lesson, students compare and contrast elements of London's culture in the 1500s to that of the present day. Young scholars use the Mark Twain novel The Prince and the Pauper as a guide to understanding 1500s London culture.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Comparing/Contrasting Characters-A Taste of Blackberries
Chapter 1 of A Taste of Blueberries provides an opportunity for young readers to compare and contrast the two main characters in this story. Using a Venn diagram, readers locate similarities and differences between Jamie and the narrator and use sticky notes to mark passages where they find information for their diagram.
4th - 6th Language Arts 11 Views 108 Downloads