Compare and contrast adventure stories
Compare and contrast adventure stories

Compare and contrast adventure stories

I can compare and contrast story elements across multiple adventure stories.

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General

In this lesson, students will discuss the story elements of adventure stories and learn what adventure readers pay attention to when reading. They will read compare and contrast two adventure passages. A printable is available on the first slide of the lesson.

Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.9

Learning objective

Students will be able to compare and contrast story elements across multiple adventure stories.

Introduction

Students will discuss the genre of adventure and share examples of adventure stories they have read. They will also discuss the story elements that adventure texts might include. They will see the types of characters that are in adventure texts. They will then discuss the things adventure readers should pay attention to when reading.

Instruction

Review how to compare and contrast—find similarities and differences. Students will go through the lesson thinking about the similarities and differences of characters, problems, solutions, and themes. Students will read two adventure texts: one about an airplane ride and the other about a hike. They will answer comprehension questions about each text, and then think about the similarities and differences between the elements of the two texts. They will complete a Venn Diagram (printable) comparing and contrasting the two passages.

Quiz

Students are given 10 questions which will review different aspects of adventure stories and how to compare and contrast them.

Closing

Students will recall what they learned and write their own adventure story. They will share their stories with a partner and note similarities and differences.

Instruction materials

- printable (available on first slide)

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