Lesson: 1: Compare and Contrast Key Words (Nonfiction)
Students will be able to use compare and contrast key words to compare two objects.
(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.)
(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.)
(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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