Lesson: 1: Compare and Contrast Key Words (Nonfiction)

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to use compare and contrast key words to compare two objects.

Lesson Plan

Direct Teaching
(I)               will present to the class a list of key words used to compare and contrast. I will read example sentences using these words. (Example Chart is provided.)
Guided Practice
(We)           will read Alligators and Crocodiles by Trudi Strain Trueit, stopping at page 22. We will complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting alligators to crocodiles. (Example Venn diagram is provided.) We will write a paragraph comparing and contrasting three or four characteristics of alligators and crocodiles. We will use compare and contrast key words in our paragraph. (Example paragraph is provided.)
Independent Practice
(You)          will use the list of compare and contrast key words together with the Venn diagram to write a paragraph comparing and contrasting other characteristics of alligators to crocodiles. You will include three compare key words and three contrast key words in your paragraph.

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Lesson Resources

Direct Teaching Example Chart   Reading Passage
Guided Practice Example Paragraph  
Guided Practice Example Graphic Organizer  


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