Lesson: Comparing and Constrasting a Character's Actions
Objective: I can compare and contrast 2 characters in my story by determining their actions and reactions to different things happening in the plot of my story.
Do-Now: Students will complete a Jounral entry in their reading journals or writing journals: Journal Prompt:
What are some of the differences of events that happened between the characters in your book to make them alike or different? Use details from your text to support!
Connection: Sometimes characters can be different and sometimes parts of a story can be different. Sometimes we are asked to look at two different settings and we have to figure out what is alike and different amongst those settings. Remember that interim passage we read once that told the story about the grandmother and her grandchildren and how they were visiting the country, without asking you the author could have you compare and contrast the country and the city by following a lot in the plot of the story. Today and everyday when you are reading, I want you to think about how all the different elements in the story can be alike and can be different and how you can support these similarities and differences with direct text in your story.
Teach/Model: -Teaching Point: Good Readers can compare and contrast 2 characters in my story by determining their actions and reactions to different things happening in the plot of my story.
*If you use the story TEAMMATEs that is linked. You can use the baseball that is attached that you can compare and contrast using the baseball as a venn-diagram. They come out great as an activity. You can model using a large baseball on chart paper.
- Teacher will model this skill reading a read aloud story and then analyzing the major events in the story and comparing and contrasting the major events in the story in relation to the characters, setting, and plot of the story. This can be modeled using just the read loud or it can be modeled read aloud vs. read aloud.
-For Guided Practice: Students help fill out a graphic organizer identifying the differences that may be given away in a story.
Independent Practice: Students will fill out a graphic organizer that they can use to compare and contrast 2 characters in their story.