Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Similarities and Differences in Text about Apples - Section 3: Partner Work


The books I used were on the topic of apples, but one had the different things that can be made with apples. They were leveled readers from our old reading series. The other was about how to grow apples. This is a huge problem. The students could not compare. I recommend using books that deliver the content differently, but the content is basically the same. Check out the student work (Student Work). It is below basic and notice that one student included their opinion in the first box (Student Work with Opinion).

I needed specific pages in each book with a similar main idea labeled with a sticky note.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Text Selection
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Similarities and Differences in Text about Apples

Unit 15: Similarities and Differences Between Informational Texts
Lesson 2 of 8

Objective: SWBAT determine similarities and differences in the authors' perspectives when reading two text about apples.

Big Idea: Use exemplar text to create an engaging lesson make connections between two text.

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English / Language Arts, informational text, similarities and differences
  60 minutes
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