Lesson Plan

Focus on the Differences

Use this lesson with your students to teach them to describe the differences between stories with contrasting conjunctions. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Finding Similarities and Differences* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Finding Similarities and Differences lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Finding Similarities and Differences lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to compare and contrast the story elements in two fiction texts.

Language

Students will be able to describe the differences between two stories with contrasting conjunctions using sentence structures.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Compare and Contrast Elements of a StoryTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceVocabulary Cards: Focus on the DifferencesGlossary: Focus on the Differences
  • Prompt students to discuss what it means to contrast. Have students discuss with partners, and give them a chance to discuss, defend, and refine their answers. Share out as a class.
  • Define contrast as finding the differences between two things.
  • Tell students that today they will be looking for the differences between two stories, and learning a way to describe them with specific words.