Reflection: Lesson Planning Two Crab Stories - Section 5: Independent Practice


I have taught this unit many times before, and have usually relied on the TE for objectives.  The one lesson is on compare and contrast, however in light of the Common Core standards I decided to try something new and had my student compare and contrast the two literary texts.  It was my intent in this lesson to have my students compare and contrast the hermit crabs and events in the two stories.  What I learned, however, although my students seemed to understand the concept of compare and contrast, they had difficulty applying it to the characters.  They were much more comfortable comparing the events in the story rather than the hermit crabs, which tells me this is an area I need to work on.  

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Two Crab Stories

Unit 13: Moving with Hermit Crabs
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT compare characters and events in two different stories.

Big Idea: Your students will gain experience and make connections through reading and comparing similar stories.

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English / Language Arts, compare-and-contrast, informational text, conversation
  55 minutes
big fish little fish what stories do you
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