Lesson Plan

Red and Green Apples

Students will learn about apples and nonfiction writing in this lesson. When they are done comparing and contrasting, there might even be a tasty snack in their future!
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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to compare and contrast two nonfiction books on the same topic.


(5 minutes)
Comparing & Contrasting Three Nonfiction Texts
  • Call students together.
  • Show students the red and green apples.
  • Ask students to list as many similarities and differences as they can between the two types. (Push students to think past the obvious. For example, it can be fun to cut the apples open and see how many seeds each has.)
  • After completing these lists, remind students that another way to describe what they just did was comparing and contrasting. Ask students to identify which were comparing and which were contrasting the apples.