Lesson Plan

Comparing Character Traits

Use this lesson to help your ELs compare and contrast characters' thoughts and actions using a Venn Diagram. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the What's So Different? Comparing Characters lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the What's So Different? Comparing Characters lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to compare and contrast characters based on their character traits.

Language

Students will be able to explain the differences and similarities between characters with transition words using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
Comparing Characters: Haunted HotelContext Clues TableLanguage Frames: Compare & ContrastTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceVocabulary Cards: Comparing Character TraitsGlossary: Comparing Character Traits
  • Choose a student to read the language objective to the class.
  • Ask another student to reread the objective and give examples of differences and similarities they see in the classroom.