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Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. Emily Manning. I am student teaching and I was looking for a lesson to do with my second graders that would keep them engaged during their literacy time.
This is a great lesson plan that I think my children will definitely enjoy and be able to follow along with and learn from it. I found the materials to be very helpful in creating a 2nd grade lesson aligned to the CCLS. The rubrics are a great resource as well.
The "Tophat" GO has been on some state tests as well. Students need to be taught to organize their details in many ways. This is a wonderful lesson plan that touches on so many different ways of teaching Compare and Contrast.
I think the Compare and Contrast tool kit along with the Venn diagram will help students who are visual learners understand the concept much better then simply discussing the text. This lesson plan teaches several different ways which is great because students learn in different ways. This lesson is wonderful on so many different levels. The students learn individually and in groups and also use so many different resources of technology and graphic organizers to learn the concept of how to compare and contrast.
The Venn diagram is a great technique to use to teach this lesson as well. I really like how the lesson is very well organized and clearly written in a sequenced process that is easy to understand by educators to teach and students to learn. This lesson plan was very detailed and great for a teacher such as myself who is obtaining alternative certification and have not received formal lesson plan "training.
I am grateful for the explicit details and examples as previously stated and feel confident in myself in teaching it. Thank you! I enjoyed analyzing this lesson plan. I loved how the lesson plan provided several different sessions and each session provided a different way of teaching the concept of compare and contrast. This I believe is very beneficial in keeping the students engaged.
I also liked how the lesson plan had small group work and individual work. Compare and contrast can be a hard topic for students to grasp, but this lesson plan provided several hands on ways to teach this topic that I was able to implement in my classroom. I have not used this lesson but I have found that this is an excellent lesson. I will be using this lesson for my students. Some of my student have trouble comparing and contrasting.
The different diagrams and grahphics will help them understand also. I like this lesson. Thank you so much for this lesson!! It is aligned to Common Core RI. This is an excellent lesson plan. I like the ideas presented of using small groups and the whole class to help compare and contrast in the text they are reading. It helps each student individually, but allows the full class to gain from one another where a student may have missed the main ideas of the session.
I really like how this lesson covers all areas of learning. The students have individual and group learning and they learn in different ways, such as internet, class discussions, visually, and on paper. There are many ways for each individual student to understand the concept of compare and contrast. She reminds us to read over the paragraphs in the Paragraph Practice worksheet to help the struggling and ELL students. I like how she mentions at the end of the lesson to decide as a class how everyone wants to remember the information they learned about compare and contrast and Venn diagrams.
This is encouraging them to continue using the tools they learned from this lesson. Thought this was a good plan, have not had the chance to try it and I dont think I would make any changes to it. I found this to be a very good lesson plan on the Compare and Contrast Text Structure. Each session was very well laid out in a step by step process. The Comparison and Contrast Guide is also a very useful link, with all of the resources and examples within it.
I would definitely use this as a guide for a similar lesson plan. This is an excellent lesson for teaching reading comprehension. The techniques of compare and contrast is important because it challenges the students to have a real understanding of what they are reading.
So many of my students struggle with compare and contrast question. I really liked the idea of using a venn diagram as a teaching technique. I think this lesson will be great I have not tried this but I will for sure do so. I believe that my students will enjoy this and will learn how to compare and contrast. It will help my student brainstrom and increase their thinking skills to come up with how things are different and alike.
I will be doing this with my students with many different words. I loved how you used different types of graphic organizers, cooperative learning and technology. I had not tried this particular lesson, However,what I found most interesting as I implemented this lesson plan was some of my students were having difficulting showing a relationship between the words, compare and contrast.
As I contiuned with this lesson I used clue words on my chart and they immediately began to comprehend the text structure. I also found the Group Skill Tracking Sheet to be helpful with keeping my students focused and on task. I did make a change with the definition. Insetead of comparing and contracting the words nest and house, I used the words boy and girl and different and similar. I would like some information in teaching children that are severely handicapped how to compare and contrast texts and if their lesson plans or if there is a extra web site that I could use please let me know.
However, what I found most interesting was the way my students comprehended their text structure. Some of my students were struggling comparing and contrasting the chosen vocabulary word. Once I used clue words they immediately comprehended each word. My students also preferred using the words difference and similar. I used different vocabulary words to compare and contrast the two words. I also used other words, such as, boy and girl with the same procedures.
The Group Skill Tracking Sheet was also helpful with keeping my students on task and focused. This was an exciting lesson to help with the development of my students reading comprehension. I thought this article gave a few good activities to help students understand more about compare and contrast and apply their knowledge to the activities.
When I was in school, the only way my teachers had me learn compare and contrast was using Venn Diagrams. I thought all of the activities even the Venn Diagram activity were helpful for the students in better understanding the terms compare and contrasts.
The activities provided a variety of strategies for students with different learning styles. I have not used this lesson plan, but would like to use this one in the furture with my students.
THis lesson plan appears to spread out teaching comparisons and contrasting in a way that students can easily grasp the concept. I like that this lesson plan starts out with doing a chart with the students, then asking them to get into groups to try it on their own. This lesson plan uses a variety of teaching styles which I find very important when teaching. All students do not learn in the same way. I also found it interesting that this lesson teaches the students cue words to look for when comparing and contrasting.
This makes it easier and gives the students a model so to speak. I found this article very interesting and informative. Understanding compare and contrast is very improtant in the success of readers. Being able to compare and contrast, helps readers be able to get more out of what he or she is reading. The Venn Diagram, I believe can be very helpful in the classroom.
Applying the Venn Diagram will help studnets with understanding compare and cntrast concepts. Emily, I am a 29 yr. EC teacher in an Elementary School. I was searching for something to teach compare and contrast to my 5th gr. EC students for a formal observation. I googled "compare contrast lesson plans" and it brought me to this site. I absolutely love your lessoon plan and shared it with all the 5th grade teachers in my school Thanks for sharing My kids loved it and understood the concept and felt great being successful with the activities linked in your plan.
Really great lesson plan. The steps provided for excellent reinforcement as students added new knowledge to old. I also appreciated the emphasis on group learning and practice. I thought this lesson plan was an excellent way to introduce compare and contrast to students.
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Project Idea: Have your students pull similar item descriptions from sales papers, Amazon, or other retail advertisers, and compare and contrast features, benefits, prices, and options. Jimmy and Evelyn have both written about their recent birthday parties. Read both paragraphs. Then compare and contrast them by writing the things that they did on the lines below beneath their names. If they did anything that was the same, write it in the middle. Think about two buildings that you are familiar with. They can be two different homes, two different schools, or any combination of buildings.
Print This Page. See more like this. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. Emily Manning.
It might be two versions of a story, two characters found in the same story, or changes in a character from the beginning to the end of a story. Model for the students.
Then, the student will write two paragraphs to explain how the characters are similar and different. The Tiger Rising, written by the award winning author Kate DiCamillo, is an engaging story of two children whose lives are thrown together in a small town in Florida. Even though their personalities are in sharp contrast, they become friends who support each other through life's challenges of grief, pain, acceptance and their adventures with the tiger. Kate DiCamillo works her magic through her skilled use of figurative language to develop the characters in a way that engages readers in her character's adventures. Short chapters make this a perfect choice for literature circles.
Compare and Contrast is a text structure or pattern of organization where the similarities and differences of two or more things are explored. It is important to remember that with the compare and contrast text structure the text should be discussing similarities and differences. If the text only discusses similarities, it is only comparing. Likewise, if it only discusses ways that the things are different, it is only contrasting. The text must do both to be considered compare and contrast.
A complete guide to teach students how to compare and contrast when reading in English. A great starting point to writing a compare and contrast essay. The ability to compare and contrast is one of the first higher-order reading comprehension skills students are introduced to. And it is no wonder, as the ability to categorise and compare things in terms of their differences and similarities corresponds to some the earliest stages of cognitive development. Defining the Terms Compare and Contrast. The ability to compare and contrast has its uses far beyond the classroom.
For this lesson, I will be sharing how we used the book to compare and contrast two or more characters in a story, drawing on specific details from the text. Since our last lesson on inferring character traits through dialogue , my students learned that there are a number of different ways that an author reveals information about a character in a text. An author reveals information about a character through:.
For example, comparing and contrasting an event in a biography of a person versus those in the person's autobiography helps to understand how a person personally views the event as opposed to how that person is viewed by the outside world as an actor in the event. Where would we be without friends? Whether they are human, mammal, fish, or fowl, friends add richness to our lives. This readi The purpose of a monument is to remind, inform, and inspire the viewer.