Reflection: Student Ownership Compare and Contrast Informational Text - Section 1: Modeling and Guided Practice


Students did not demonstrate proficiency on this standard when they were assessed at the beginning of the year. They would read hurriedly through the text and answer the questions without rereading or purposely looking for the information. I had students use the Venn diagram to help them see the connection between the two texts. Highlighting the information reminded them to explicitly refer to the text versus relying on memory. These visual and tactile strategies forced students to slow down and take their time to analyze text for similarities and differences.

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Compare and Contrast Informational Text

Unit 10: Reading Informational Text
Lesson 15 of 15

Objective: SWBAT compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

Big Idea: Students use a Venn diagram to keep track of key details that are alike and different in two articles.

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