Reflection: Flexibility Comparing 2 Books: Classroom Discussion - Section 2: Class Discussion


Originally, I planned to teach this in one day and quickly model the Venn diagram using the new read aloud and then read them another story for them to create their own Venn diagram comparing two stories. Therefore, I did not provide students with a Venn diagram to copy our class notes and to write it in their own words. 

During the lesson, students seems to disengage during the discussion so I decided that I would have to turn it into a 2 day lesson and provide them with a blank copy of the Venn diagram for them to fill out their own and stay engaged in the lesson. It worked well because soon after starting to fill out the Venn diagram, students had their hands in the air to share ideas with the class.

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Comparing 2 Books: Classroom Discussion

Unit 13: The Genre of Fantasy
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT to list key story elements shared between multiple stories.

Big Idea: Before we can compare two stories, students need to know what to look for.

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English / Language Arts, Fiction (Reading), Venn diagram, 4th grade, story elements, comparing characters, Fourth Grade, comparing
  20 minutes
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