Compare and Contrast Stories – Same Genre


In our Compare and Contrast Stories – Same Genre lesson plan, students learn strategies for comparing and contrasting stories that are in the same genre. Students also learn how to use Venn diagrams to help them with this process.

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Our Compare and Contrast Stories – Same Genre lesson plan enables students to compare and contrast two stories from the same genre. The lesson reviews the difference between comparing and contrasting, and then reminds students to look at specific elements of the texts to compare, such as plot, characters and setting. During this lesson, students are asked to compare and contrast provided sample texts and then answer questions about the stories which highlight important aspects of the stories that the students should have paid attention to in order to compare and contrast them. Students are also asked to create a Venn diagram in order to provide a visual comparison between two stories; they then present their Venn diagram to the class, strengthening their presentation and public speaking skills.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to compare and contrast stories in the same genre.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.9, 6.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.9

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5th Grade