Lesson Plan

Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories

This lesson will have your students learn to compare and contrast using both a classic fairy tale and a fractured versions of a fairy tale.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Learn to Compare and Contrast pre-lesson.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to compare and contrast short stories.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Tell students that today they will be comparing and contrasting short stories.
  • Ask students if they know the meaning of the terms compare and contrast.
  • Define the terms on the chart paper for student reference.

Beginning: Have students turn to a partner and explain what you will be discussing, either in English or their home language (L1).

Intermediate: Have students rephrase what you will be studying today. Explain that rephrasing means to use your own words.