Lesson Plan

Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters

A first grade classic takes center stage in this lesson on comparing and contrasting characters. This lesson can be used alone or with the Compare and Contrast with Wolves lesson plan.
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Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to compare and contrast fictional characters from a familiar story.

Language

Students will be able to compare and contrast fictional characters with grade-level words, verb phrases, and adjectives using visuals, sentence frames, and partner support.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Gather students on the rug and ask them to give you a thumbs up if they have ever read or heard of the story, "The Three Little Pigs."
  • Remind students that the characters in a story are the people or animals in the story. Characters are who the story is about.
  • Ask students to give you a thumbs up if they know any of the characters in "The Three Little Pigs."
  • Call on student volunteers to identify the main characters in "The Three Little Pigs"—the three pigs and the wolf.
  • Remind students that readers have thoughts as they read that help them to understand the story better.
  • Tell students that today they will be thinking about how the characters in "The Three Little Pigs" are the same, and how they are different.