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Scary Story Elements

In this lesson, students will use conjunctions to compare and contrast scary stories. It can be taught independently or used as a pre-lesson to Using Story Elements to Compare and Contrast Fiction Texts.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Using Story Elements to Compare and Contrast Fiction Textslesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to compare and contrast story elements between two stories with conjunctions using a word bank and sentence frames.

Language

Students will be able to compare and contrast the story elements between two fictional texts.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Show students two of the picture cards from the Scary Story Cards worksheet, such as the ghostly ship and the haunted house.
  • Explain to students that the picture cards show where two different scary stories take place, which is the setting.
  • Tell students that good readers and observers are able to compare, or see what is the same, and contrast, or see what is different, about two stories.
  • Ask students to compare and contrast these two picture cards with the person sitting next to them (e.g., they are both scary, but one takes place on the water and one on land).
  • Invite students to share their ideas with the class.
  • Tell students that today they will be comparing and contrasting two stories.

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