Compare and contrast two or more characters
Compare and contrast two or more characters

Compare and contrast two or more characters

I can compare and contrast characters when I read.

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General

In this lesson, students will learn how to compare and contrast aspects of characters from books they read. They will read excerpts from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar, and Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary.

Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3

Learning objective

Students will be able to compare and contrast characters when I read.

Introduction

Students will read examples of comparing and contrasting. They will also read a passage about shoes and discuss signal words. Explain why comparing and contrasting characters can help students understand characters more.

Instruction

Students will read an excerpt from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. They will fill out a T-chart contrasting how Peter and his mother felt in the passage. Next, students will read another passage from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and drag story details to the Venn diagram. They will then read an excerpt from Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar and compare and contrast Mrs. Gorf and Mrs. Jewls.

Quiz

Students will answer ten questions in which they are asked to define comparing and contrasting and to compare and contrast different given texts.

Closing

Students will recall what they learned about comparing and contrasting characters. Students will work in pairs and pick two characters from a story they read in class. They will compare and contrast something about the characters, such as opinions.

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