Compare and Contrast Unit Lesson 3: Similarities and Differences in a Text

A complete lesson plan is provided including a guide for direct teaching guided practice as well as a student independent practice sheet. The lesson plan suggests using the book Long Ago and Today by Rozanne Lanczak Williams. Teacher uses direct instruction and guided practice to compare and contrast information found in the text. Students respond independently by drawing and writing on a graphic organizer. You may need to register to use this site, however, it is completely free.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2
With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.3
With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.8
With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.9
With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions,...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.9
With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
GLE 0501.7.2
Use media to publish and present information.
TSS.ELA.K.RI.IKI.9
With prompting and support, orally identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.
TSS.ELA.K.RL.IKI.9
With prompting and support, orally compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

Helpful Hints

Necessary Materials:

  • Provided: Example T-Chart, Independent Practice Worksheet
  • Not Provided: Long Ago and Today by Rozanne Lanczak Williams, markers, chart paper

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