Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Compare and Contrast - Section 1: Connect to Prior Learning


The opening for this lesson is a review of the last lesson we did comparing and contrasting tall tales in poem and story form. This is a beginning of the year lesson. The need for students to understand how to do this skill in the most basic form is very important. The Common Core skills of comparing texts and accounts is a much higher skill than my students are prepared for.

This lesson is designed to sharpen their skills at comparing and contrasting and with making connections, text to self. If students can demonstrate the skill and understanding for using a Venn Diagram to assist, then as the text and information become more difficult, they will be able to take on the demands of higher order thinking.

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Compare and Contrast

Unit 3: Reading
Lesson 1 of 2

Objective: SWBAT to compare and contrast the character Peter to themselves, using a Venn Diagram.

Big Idea: After reading a fun book it is always fun to compare ourselves to the main character. In Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing, students have an easy time practicing their comparing and contrasting.

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