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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA: Module 2B, Unit 3: Analyzing, Comparing, Sharing: Modern Voices of Adversity

For Teachers 6th Standards
John Grandits’s concrete poems in the collections Blue Lipstick and Technically, It’s Not My Fault provide learners with modern voices struggling with adversities. After close reading of the poems and discussions, for the final...
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Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Is it a biography or an autobiography? Kids discover point of view as they listen to you tell a story about yourself (first person) and then hear two volunteers retell the story: one to you (second person) and one to them (third person)....
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Genre: Short Story

For Teachers 6th Standards
Discover the genre of short stories with sixth graders. They discuss the characteristics of short stories from the book America Street. Then, they compare and contrast movies and television shows and chart story characteristics. Various...
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Seeing, Hearing, and Comparing Genres: A Poem and a Letter

For Teachers 6th Standards
One can never be too prepared. Pupils prepare for their upcoming mid-unit assessment by writing their group norms for small group discussions. Additionally, scholars read and listen to a poem, comparing the two experiences using a Venn...
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Lesson Ideas for Comparing and Contrasting Content

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here are three lesson ideas to help students learn how to compare and contrast information in any content area
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Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction

For Teachers K - 1st
The last lesson in a series of three lessons, this plan is designed to have young readers further explore fiction and nonfiction books. They will compare and contrast the characteristics of each genre using a Venn Diagram to organize the...
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Style, Format, and Genre: Barbie - Curse or Blessing?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Barbie has been an iconic figure in the lives of girls since the 1950s, but her existence has been full of controversy. A lesson plan on style, format, and genre explores that controversy by looking at three texts with different...
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Compare Themes and Topics Across Cultures

For Students 4th Standards
Compare and contrast folktales, myths, and fables in an interactive eBook. The interactive is broken up into three topics: myths, fables, and folktales. Each section includes a reading passage and a guided lesson on the theme, topic, and...
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Compare/Contrast

For Teachers 1st - 12th
An onion, a rose, an artichoke. What do they all have in common? Three yellow roses. How are they different? Comparing and contrasting just got a whole lot easier. Here are six graphic organizers, appropriate for both fiction and...
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Small Actions with Big Results

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore philanthropy in literature. In this literature lesson, students read text from three different genres that all have a moral. Students compare and contrast these pieces of literature, focusing on the character traits that...
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Compare and Contrast: Literary Analysis

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are able to use active listening skills, take notes and identify literary elements of a short story. They use/create graphic organizer, compare/contrast literary elements from various stories and compare and contrast traits.
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Comparing Works By The Same Author: Venn Diagram

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A Venn diagram is a great tool. Middle schoolers research specific authors from different time periods, cultures, and genres. In groups, they create a Venn Diagram in order to compare and contrast two pieces of literature by the same...
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Compare and Contrast: Literary Analysis

For Teachers 7th
Great for a reading intervention or remedial Language Arts class, this lesson uses two stories from Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III ("Terri Jackson" and "Mary Lou" to reinforce note-taking skills, story elements, and comparing and...
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Holes First Chapter - Comparing the Setting

For Teachers 6th
Learners explore the book Holes by Louis Sachar in this creative lesson. They begin by listening to nature sounds to recreate the environment of the camp in the book. Next, they make a Venn diagram to compare elements of the story, and...
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Compare and Contrast Poems vs. Lyrics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Combine your pupils' love of music with their growing knowledge of poetry! First, have them bring in their favorite songs for a discussion on word choice and literary devices. Then, use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the...
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Comparative Mythology and the Common Core

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use comparative mythology to make myths relevant for readers and help prepare them for rigorous Common Core texts.
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Comparing and Contrasting: Seeing and Hearing Different Genres

For Teachers 6th Standards
Let's compare and contrast! Scholars use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the experience of reading a poem and listening to its audio version. Next, they complete graphic organizers, comparing two different genres: a poem and a...
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Asian Cinderella Tales

For Teachers 6th
Explore the world of fairy tales using this lesson focusing on higher- order thinking skills. Learners compare and contrast an Asian Cinderella story to other versions. It is a great way to review the characteristics of the genre and...
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Compare and Contrast Editorials

For Teachers 4th Standards
Does your class know what an editorial is? Introduce the genre to them with this plan. First, the teacher models how to read an editorial and compare and contrast. Next, the class has a chance to analyze editorials written by their own...
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Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze differences between fiction and nonfiction texts. In this compare and contrast lesson, 2nd graders review texts, discuss similarities and differences, and complete a Venn Diagram.
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Genre Study

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine and identify the literary elements of common literary genres. They discuss the different genres, conduct Internet research on a selected genre, and and read two books from that genre. Students then complete a...
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Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Compare and contrast non-fiction readings with fiction readings. The whole class completes a Venn Diagram and then evaluates their own definitions of the terms individually. To end the lesson, they identify books as either fiction or...
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Integrative Lesson on Genres of American Literature (Senior, Literature)

For Teachers 11th
To begin this lesson plan, the instructor will present a PowerPoint detailing the genres of Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. Learners will follow along with an instructional sheet that will aid in the identification of setting,...
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The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Practice sequencing events using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's narrative poem about the famous revolutionary hero. Learners read Revere's own account of the event, and compare/contrast the two texts using a t-chart. Finally, they imagine...

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