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Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
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Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Students can have a love affair with fiction while details of the genre can go unnoticed! Using this lesson, your students look under the hood of their favorite fiction by analyzing texts across common themes and topics that hook readers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Real or Not?
Real or Not?
Lesson Plan
Real or Not?
In this fun compare and contrast lesson plan, preschool students will dive into the world of cows! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Imagination Real or Make Believe** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle
Worksheet
The Bermuda Triangle
Do you believe in the Bermuda Triangle? Compare witness accounts of these weird waters and draw your own conclusions in this reading worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
They Sound Alike
They Sound Alike
Lesson Plan
They Sound Alike
This exciting lesson plan will introduce your second grade students to two different versions of the well-loved Cinderella story while also teaching them about making inferences and comparing and contrasting stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Literature Themes
Comparing Literature Themes
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Comparing Literature Themes
Your ELs will compare and contrast two similar stories while strengthening their grammar skills related to noun and pronoun agreement in this lesson. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Venn Diagram Collage.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
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Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Knock, knock! It’s the U.S. Census Bureau! In this lesson plan, students analyze primary sources in the form of census data to do research that helps them answer questions about famous people and the time period during which they lived.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
Worksheet
Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
This worksheet helps students analyze the ways in which stories are similar and different.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
You Compare Them! Fiction in Sub-Genre
You Compare Them! Fiction in Sub-Genre
Lesson Plan
You Compare Them! Fiction in Sub-Genre
Comparing and contrasting fiction sub-genres encourages young learners to recognize more intricate details in texts. Use this lesson plan to teach your students to compare and contrast traits within a sub-genre.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Similarities and Differences
Similarities and Differences
Lesson Plan
Similarities and Differences
Use this lesson with your students to practice comparing and contrasting the key details in two texts on the same topic. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the *What's Similar? What's Different?* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Use this resource to get your students comparing and contrasting information from two short texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Myths and Man
Myths and Man
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Myths and Man
Popular fiction throughout the ages colors the way people speak. In this short lesson, students will read a myth and non-fiction paragraph in order to identify and define words that come from mythology.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
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Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Marie Curie’s monumental achievements in chemistry and physics are remarkable. In this lesson, your students will read two accounts of her life, integrate the details, and assess the importance of having more than one source of information.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare and Contrast Whales
Compare and Contrast Whales
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Whales
Use this resource with your students to get them making connections between two nonfiction texts on the same topic. They will use a Venn diagram to organize the similarities and differences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: Persephone
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: Persephone
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: Persephone
This worksheet gives kids the opportunity to compare and contrast two different versions of the Greek myth of Persephone.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Lesson Plan
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Rad (awesome, brave, radical, cool) women have been around since the beginning of time, but so often their stories are overlooked. Take your students on a journey through history with this lesson that uses the book *Rad Women Worldwide* by Kate Schatz. The lesson exposes students to the stories of 40 rad women from around the world and throughout various time periods, who challenged and changed the world. Students will read the profiles of a few of the women before analyzing their journeys and accomplishments using graphic organizers.
Reading & Writing
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Practice Understanding What You Read
Practice Understanding What You Read
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Practice Understanding What You Read
This selection of questions helps reinforce reading comprehension and highlights various elements of the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Exploring the Features of a Book Series
Exploring the Features of a Book Series
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Exploring the Features of a Book Series
Students will engage their analytical skills and literacy skills as they compare books within a series. The central activity in this lesson will have students identifying, comparing, and contrasting the shared features of books in a series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sentence Structures for Summarizing
Sentence Structures for Summarizing
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Sentence Structures for Summarizing
In this support lesson, your ELs will use key vocabulary and sentence structures to summarize a story. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Comparing and Contrasting Book Series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
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Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Discover a new tool for creative assessments and lessons! In this lesson, students will investigate Adobe Spark using Agency by Design thinking routines to help them understand how they can use technology to communicate ideas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Movies vs. Text
Movies vs. Text
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Movies vs. Text
Adaptations are often used to retell old stories in new mediums. However, not all adaptations are exactly like their originals. This lesson helps students understand how inclusions and omissions can change a story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The History of African American Spirituals
The History of African American Spirituals
Worksheet
The History of African American Spirituals
In the worksheet The History of African American Spirituals, children read about how African Americans used spirituals during different moments in history, starting from their enslavement to the civil rights movement.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Lesson Plan
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Up, up, and away! It's Peter Pan vs. Wendy vs. John in this reading comprehension lesson. Using the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook, students will use text excerpts and comprehension questions to write an essay comparing main characters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast: Chemical and Physical Changes
Compare and Contrast: Chemical and Physical Changes
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Chemical and Physical Changes
What type of change will you get? Use this resource with your students to compare and contrast chemical and physical reactions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Worksheet
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Use this resource to practice describing characters in a fairy tale. Students will use adverbs, adjectives, and verbs to gain an understanding of the character traits.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
With this resource, give your students practice comparing and contrasting the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet