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Fairy Tales: Another Point of View
In the second of a two-part instructional activity, young learners act out the story of The Three Little Pigs. After reading an alternate version, class members use a Venn diagram to discuss how the wolf's feelings differ from those of the pigs.
3rd Language Arts 22 Views 200 Downloads
Redistricting: Drawing the Lines
Difficult redistricting concepts are covered in a context that will make it understandable to your government scholars. They begin with a KWL on the term redistricting and then watch a video to answer some questions. They analyze political cartoons using a graphic organizer (included), focusing on satire.
7th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 103 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparing "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" and Chapter 3 of Eagle Song
Fourth graders gain experience comparing multiple versions of a story as they continue reading the book Eagle Song. After first revisiting the article "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" from the previous unit, the class independently reads chapter 3, using sticky notes to identify specific details showing similarities and differences between the two pieces of writing.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 54 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Factors in a Successful College Experience
What obstacles face Navajo teens living on reservations? Let the stories do the teaching as scholars watch clips and read articles about the Native American youth experience. There are several clips provided, which you can easily access on the website.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension
Wow, a resource that includes over 50 graphic organizers designed for reading comprehension! From story maps and plot elements to character traits and compare and contrast activities, this resource is sure to have the graphic organizer you're looking for on your next literary adventure!
4th - 10th Language Arts 424 Views 321 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fifth graders analyze two settings. In this compare and contrast lesson students compare and contrast the settings in The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. Students find and record similarities and differences of the two settings.
5th Language Arts 8 Views 74 Downloads
Putting on the Ritz, Oreo, and Saltines
Learners examine the physical properties of Ritz crackers, Oreo cookies, and Saltines using their 5 senses. In this compare and contrast lesson, students create a Venn diagram with their findings and write a power paragraph with a clear main idea and supporting details
3rd - 5th Language Arts 11 Views 12 Downloads
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 13 Views 110 Downloads
Comparing Works By The Same Author: Venn Diagram
A Venn diagram is a great tool. Middle schoolers research specific authors from different time periods, cultures, and genres. In groups, they create a Venn Diagram in order to compare and contrast two pieces of literature by the same author.
5th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 278 Downloads
Lesson Plan: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Explore literature after reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Sixth and seventh graders compare and contrast the setting, motivation, theme, and characterization of each novel before analyzing them individually.
5th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 192 Downloads
Whales, Whales, Whales!
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.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Identifying High-Quality Sites
The Huffington Post article, “Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos Spread On Internet As Storm Barrels Toward Northeast" is used to launch a discussion of reliability of information found on the Internet. Groups compare and contrast how print and broadcast media regulate data gathering with the lack of oversite for Internet posts.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 15 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparing Cinderella and The Rough-Face Girl
Pupils examine similarities and differences between cultures. They'll see that literature, reading, and story telling is something all cultures have in common. They should construct Venn diagrams to help them compare and contrast the stories and their characters.
K - 5th Language Arts 36 Views 140 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing and Contrasting The Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Wolves
Third graders compare and contrast the two books, The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig. Students construct a Venn diagram after reading the two fairy tales.
3rd Language Arts 20 Views 11 Downloads
Comparing and Contrasting Textual Details
Venn diagrams are a great way for kids to differentiate details in a story, article, or poem. After watching a five-minute video, have your middle schoolers practice comparing and contrasting details in a student-written poem. A great way to have learners read carefully and analyze what they are reading.
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 9 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Understand a Poem's Organization by Comparing and Contrasting Stanzas
The fifth video in a series about "The Twelfth Song of Thunder" covers poem organization. Focusing on comparing and contrasting the structures of different stanzas, the video guides middle schoolers through the process of interpreting organization.
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dugongs, Elephants, and Evolution
Young scholars compare and contrast the physical appearance and adaptations of dugongs with those of elephants. Next, they consider the evolutionary relationship between these two animal species. They finish by writing paragraphs about their discoveries.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 35 Downloads
Solar Kit Lesson #3 Parts of a Solar Panel - Part I
A solar cell is similar to a rechargeable battery in many ways. Science lab groups connect each in a series circuit to run a mini motor and then compare and contrast them by answering questions and completing a Venn diagram. This is an intriguing investigation for upper elementary science learners when focusing on alternative sources of energy or electric circuits.
4th - 6th Science 4 Views 11 Downloads
Explorers in Kansas
Fourth graders read cards about the explorers: Coronado, Lewis, and Clark, Pike, and Long. For this influential expeditions lesson, 4th graders describe and observe explorers who came to Kansas. Students locate main reasons and details as they compare and contrasts the experiences of all four expeditions.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads