Reflection: Routines and Procedures Comparing and Contrasting the Two Stories using a Double Bubble Map - Section 2: Discussing the Story and Recording Our Information On Our First Bubble


     It's important for me to get my students used to different partners and small group pairings right from the beginning of the year.  My students will need to speak in a variety of settings and groups now that the Common Core Standards have arrived.  In fact, there is even a standard surrounding different groupings.  Standard SL1.1 - Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.  This standard isn't just a first grade standard.  More will be expected of students with each year until they reach the anchor standard for SL1.1 - CCRA.SL.1 - Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.    I have some resources here to help you groups your students as well fun_ways_to_group_students.pdfsorting sticks.pdf, and PartnerPickingCards.pdf .

     I find it helpful to have a variety of tools that I can use to choose partners.  I often use my partner picking cards,  but my students and I sometimes get bored with that.  I found another resource online that shows a variety of ways to group students.  Finally, a friend of mine gave me an idea she found called sorting sticks.  I have included all of these for you so you can have several sorting tools at your disposal. 

     Once I assign partners I also have them decide who will be Person 1 and who will be Person 2.  When you do this, you take away the problem of those outgoing children who want to do all the speaking.  It also forces children who are shy or just don't like talking to participate in the conversation.  All students get a turn to participate equally. 

  Routines and Procedures: Getting Students Used to Various Groupings
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Comparing and Contrasting the Two Stories using a Double Bubble Map

Unit 6: Comparing and Contrasting with the Three Little Pigs
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT compare and contrast our two stories using a double bubble map.

Big Idea: Students look at each text to compare the approach that each of the authors take.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Fiction (Reading), Reading Comprehension, compare and contrast
  50 minutes
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