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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.
Third graders compare and contrast two versions of Little Red Riding Hood. In this language arts/literature lesson, 3rd graders determine how to label the circles of a Venn Diagram. Additionally, students begin to discuss details for each circle. Students record answers. Students continue to work independently.
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.
Practice the skill of compare and contrast. First, show learners the different pairs of artwork in the project packet (included). Then, each learner chooses one of the pairs and finds the similarities and differences between the pictures. The lesson ends with each learner preparing a one-page paper.
Ninth graders compare and contrast Holocaust literature. In this Holocaust instructional activity, 9th graders read Night by Elie Weisel and Life is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni. Students write compare and contrast essays about the 2 novels.
Ninth graders summarize, compare and contrast two poems, ""Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas and "Crossing the Bar" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. They write a 200 word essay which they take through the writing process.
Ninth graders analyze two poems: "The Ex-Basketball Player" and "To an Ahtlete Dying Young" to compare and contrast. They identify several examples of personification, alliteration and simile and write an essay comparing and contrasting the two.
Sixth graders compare and contrast ancient civilizations. In this research skills lesson plan, 6th graders use SMART Board programs to compare and contrast the economies, cultures, and geography of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India.
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.
Learners compare and contrast religious beliefs about what happens after death. For this Buddhism and Christianity lesson, view religious images and describe at least three details from each. Students compare and contrast reincarnation and resurrection in a Venn Diagram and discuss their effect on the daily lives of believers.
Teacher guides are wonderful tools with tons of ideas that help you relate content in many different ways. Using the high-interest book, Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark, learners will hone their discussion and reading comprehension skills. Included are vocabulary and comprehension worksheets as well as several wonderful teaching ideas and discussion questions related to the text. Teaching strategies include, compare and contrast, paired reading, critical thinking, and ways to connect text to four other subject areas. Note: I read this book with my first graders and they loved it!
Learners compare and contrast their findings in previous lessons. They discuss what they have discovered and what areas they still need help. They complete the lesson by answering questions.
First graders compare and contrast the temperature, rainfall, humidity in the desert, rain forest and Atlanta for 10 days. They create a graph of the temperatures of the three places.
How do you know what a character's personality is like if an author doesn't tell you? With a focus on character development in Esperanza Rising, pupils complete a jigsaw activity to analyze the actions of Mama, Abuelita, and Miguel. Once group members have shared with their expert group and their own group of three, they compare and contrast the other characters to Esperanza. Class members must make inferences using author details and character behavior. During this well-sequenced lesson, learners will complete a quiz, participate in a jigsaw activity, create posters and charts, and write briefly for an exit ticket, and close with a discussion about human rights.
Though it occurred almost 40 years later, could the United States have been fighting for their independence again in the War of 1812? Using appropriate primary source material from each of the two wars, compare and contrast the situation that American citizens found themselves in, making connections and drawing parallels through inquiry and discussion.
After comparing and contrasting non-violent and violent social movements, your young historians will take a closer look at the work and influence of John Lewis on the civil rights movement. They will then choose a current social justice movement to study and present to the class using a variety of creative options.
Discover the genre of short stories with sixth graders. They discuss the characteristics of short stories from the book America Street. Then, they compare and contrast movies and television shows and chart story characteristics. Various readings are recommended along with a reflective activity.
Are you looking for a moving lesson on animal migration for kids? This one will get you there! It includes class discussion, several high-quality video clips, a printable note-taking table, and a Venn diagram for comparing and contrasting two different migratory species. Animals that are highlighted include Monarch butterflies, wildebeests, the sperm whale, and the red crab.
In this graphic organizer, students compare and contrast land animals and sea animals. They make a list of how they are different, and another list of how they are different after looking at photographs on the page.
Spanning virtually all subjects, this digital approach to Venn diagrams gives compare and contrast a 21st century spin! Written specifically as a guide to Inspiration Software, but the visuals make it useful even without access to this program. Using a prepared comparison template, learners create informative diagrams with graphics, text, hyperlinks, and more. Prepared examples make modelling easy. Finally, pupils can create a multimedia presentation with the program.