Lesson: 2: Compare and Contrast in Nonfiction

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to compare and contrast a subject in a nonfiction book.

Lesson Plan

Direct Teaching
(I)               will read aloud Colonial Life by Brendan January, stopping at page 16 to provide a background of Colonial times. I will model identifying one similarity and one difference between Colonial life and life today.
 
Guided Practice
(We)           will continue charting the similarities and differences between Colonial life and life today, as I finish reading Colonial Life. (Example Chart is provided.) We will write a passage comparing and contrasting three or four characteristics of Colonial life to life today. We will use compare and contrast key words in our paragraph (Example passage is provided).
 
Independent Practice
(You)          will read the passage “Trouble in the Amazon” (passage is provided) and write a paragraph comparing and contrasting life in the Amazon to life in your community.


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Lesson Resources

"Colonial Life versus Life Today"  
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Guided Practice Example Chart   Reading Passage
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Student Independent Practice Reading Passage  
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