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Comparing Literature Themes

Your ELs will compare and contrast two similar stories while strengthening their grammar skills related to noun and pronoun agreement in this lesson. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Venn Diagram Collage.
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Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to compare and contrast themes and patterns of events in literature.

Language

Students will be able to compare and contrast themes with subject and pronoun agreement using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Compare Similar StoriesCompare & Contrast ThemesWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceTeach Background Knowledge TemplateFrayer ModelSubjects: Noun and Pronoun AgreementVocabulary Cards: Comparing Literature ThemesGlossary: Comparing Literature Themes
  • Read the language objective aloud and have students repeat it to a partner.
  • Emphasize that today students will learn how to compare and contrast two similar stories. Reiterate that to compare is to point out things that are the same, and to contrast is to state what is different between two things (in this case, two stories).

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