Blaze a Trail

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Compare and contrast different ways that sources present information with a reading activity. After readers view two short passages about blazing a trail, they note the information they found in each selection.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a unit about reading comprehension strategies, or when focusing on informational text
  • Have class members research other idioms or sayings, and detail their origins
  • After completing, prompt learners to write what they have learned about blazing a trail
Classroom Considerations

  • Picture on the worksheet is in color, but should print in black and white without affecting understanding
Pros

  • Format of the worksheet is great for assessments or homework 
  • Focuses on comparing and contrasting, which is helpful for both writing and reading units
Cons

  • Parts of the passages may be difficult for some kids to understand
Common Core