Lesson Plan

Compare & Contrast Pictures

In this lesson, students will practice comparing and contrasting texts...without even reading them! By looking closely at pictures and text features, students will be prepared to further compare fiction texts.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the The Paper Bag Princess lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the The Paper Bag Princess lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will develop reading comprehension skills by comparing and contrasting books.

Language

Students will be able to compare and contrast stories at a discourse level using sentence frames and partner support.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Hold up the crayon and the marker.
  • Ask the students how the crayon and marker are the same. Have them turn to a partner to share their ideas.
  • Now ask the students how the crayon and the marker are different. Have them turn to a partner to share again.