English Language Arts Grade 1
Reading: Literature Standard 9
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
One True Story, Told Two Ways
Students will be exposed to two non-fiction books, both telling the same true story. They will make connections, gain knowledge, and learn the history behind a well loved children's character. They will analyze the different perspectives presented by each author. After listening to the story students will answer questions.
Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study
In this author study, students listen to four books by author Leo Lionni over the course of four days. Each reading is followed by discussion focusing on literary elements and comparing characters and plots. After discussion, students participate in creating and organizing information on a large matrix which depicts the main elements of that day's story. During the week, the matrix helps students review and retell each story and to compare details of two or more stories at a time. On the final day of this lesson, individual students choose any two books to compare using a Venn diagram.
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