This lesson gives students a structure to help them summarize fiction texts. When they are skilled at summarizing, they will be more capable of exploring various fiction genres. Use it as a precursor to Fiction Genres Library Exploration.
Comparing and contrasting fiction sub-genres encourages young learners to recognize more intricate details in texts. Use this lesson plan to teach your students to compare and contrast traits within a sub-genre.
Whether your student’s writing a persuasive essay or reading similar stories, compare and contrast is a great tactic for sharpening reading comprehension. For example, apples and oranges are both fruits, but they’re not the same thing. How are they similar? How are they different? Learning how to compare and contrast helps with both non-fiction writing and fiction stories, and also helps kids think critically in everyday life.