Lesson Plan

Comparing Two Characters

Your students have probably heard of both Mickey Mouse and Ironman, but have they ever compared and contrasted them? This lesson engages students in a fun double bubble map activity while helping them learn about internal character traits.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify internal character traits and find supporting evidence for conclusions about character traits.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Tell the students that they are going to be comparing Mickey Mouse to Ironman.
  • Place students into small groups.
  • Show them pictures of the two characters and have them discuss how they are alike and different for five minutes.

Beginning

  • Provide a student-friendly definition of the word "compare" in addition to showing visuals.
  • Pre-teach the words "alike" and "different" using a Frayer Model.
  • Group students intentionally and allow students to talk in their home language (L1).

Intermediate

  • Show students a short video of each character so that they can become familiar with them.
  • Allow students to use sentence stems during the group discussion (i.e., "Ironman and Mickey Mouse are alike because they both...").