RL.5.3

Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

 
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Comparing Stories, Characters and Themes

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Guided Reading - Developing BIG Understanding in a Small Group Format
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Guided Reading - Developing BIG Understanding in a Small Group Format
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Comparing and contrasting ideas help readers build understanding. There are similar themes in many books that each can teach us why people immigrate to our country.

 
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Sinking of the Titanic - Comparing Poetry and Prose

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Poetry is written to entertain readers.

 
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Frozen: Understanding Theme

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Grab and keep your readers attention as they investigate themes!

 
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Discovering Morals Through Fables

5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The main characters in fables are animals who learn lessons through the problems that they face.

 
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Character Actions and Reactions - Learning from Fable Characters

5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Characters in fables help teach us moral lessons.

 
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Paul Revere or Sybil Ludington - Who Warned About the British Coming?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In our country's history, women did not have the same rights as men even if they may have done the same tasks or taken the same risks. In today's lesson, research gives us the ability to find out the unbiased truth about one of these such heroic American

 
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"Social Issues"Interactive Read Aloud: An Angel for Solomon Singer

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students Accumulate and Synthesize Text across a Picture Book: Theme, Prediction and Change

 
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"Person"ality Traits in the Fables

5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Fables teach morals through the actions of the animals who act and think as people do.

 
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Compare and Contrast

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Interactive Read Alouds- Perfect Anytime
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Interactive Read Alouds- Perfect Anytime
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Compare Across Texts.

 
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Maniac Macgee: Compare and Contrast Characters

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Give it All You've Got! - Part I
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Give it All You've Got! - Part I
Christina Jarvi
Easton, MD
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Comparing and contrasting characters: What's the big deal?

 
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How Many Ways Can We Learn Word Meanings?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Good readers read different versions of the same story to build deeper understanding of the story events.

 
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Using a Mentor Text to Build Theories about Characters

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Characters are deliberate creations to convey ideas.

 
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Lets Start Reading!

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Developing Classroom Climate Through Routines
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Developing Classroom Climate Through Routines
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Readers intentionally choose their independent reading books and focus on meaning.

 
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Escaping the Giant Wave: Comparing & Contrasting more than 1 character

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature's Fury - Part III
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature's Fury - Part III
Christina Jarvi
Easton, MD
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do we develop a deep understanding of characters?

 
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Make a Movie in Your Mind

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Skills and Strategies
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Skills and Strategies
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

And...Action! Make a feelings video clip in your mind!

 
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