Penny and Her Dad

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A divorce can seem like everything's changing, but some things do stay the same. Read a passage about Penny and her parents, comparing and contrasting the ways her parents' houses are the same and are different.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Copy the worksheet with the reading passage on one side and the diagram on the other side
  • Add to a reading assessment or homework packet
  • Have individuals read the passage as a warm-up and complete the worksheet with a partner or small group
  • Prompt class members to write about their own homes, and compare and contrast them to either their aother parent's home or another relative's home
Classroom Considerations

  • The passage addresses an emotional response to divorce and could strongly affect some learners in your class who may be going through the same thing; consider discussing the topic before and after the activity

  • Comes with a helpful Venn diagram for readers to note their responses to comparing and contrasting the details within the reading passage

  • None
Common Core