Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Similarities and Differences in Two Text about American Leaders - Section 3: Partner Work


I need to lead the students into more of an analysis of how the authors present the text in a very formal way. Though sometimes it helps to see that different information is being presented, the lesson should truly be about how that information is presented and what is different about the authors' approaches. So, I think I need to model the analysis from the author's perspective more clearly.

In the guided practice I need to point out the professional "shoulder up picture." This is very formal. The text and title are almost like an article in a magazine about a persons life. The text does not quote of really add anything other than straight fact about their importance.

This is consistent in the partner work, but the author chooses to add a caption to the picture. This adds more description. The Jackie Robinson text shows the dates he was born and passed, which is very formal.  In addition, the picture of him shows he was also a baseball player, which is consistent with the text. These are formal choices in a very serious article.

For the Martin Luther King Jr. text the author chooses to use a picture of his speech in Washington, D.C. to emphasize his importance. The caption to the picture even adds to the seriousness of the text. 

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Reflection
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Similarities and Differences in Two Text about American Leaders

Unit 15: Similarities and Differences Between Informational Texts
Lesson 5 of 8

Objective: SWBAT identify similarities and differences regarding the author's perspective on two text about the same topic.

Big Idea: Develop higher order thinking skills using the strategies and rich text in this lesson.

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English / Language Arts, informational text, similarities and differences
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