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Learn to Compare and Contrast

Your students will learn academic vocabulary and use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast two short stories. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to compare and contrast short stories.

Language

Students will be able to use key vocabulary and a graphic organizer to compare and contrast two short stories.

Introduction

(1 minutes)
Compare and Contrast: Short StoriesGraphic Organizer Template: Frayer ModelTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceVocabulary Cards: Learn to Compare and ContrastGlossary: Learn to Compare and ContrastCompare and Contrast: Short Stories
  • Tell students that today they will be learning how to compare two stories. Explain that to compare is to say how something is like something else.