Comparing and Contrasting Two Texts about Poison Dart Frogs: Legs and Toes

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A lesson challenges scholars to compare and contrast two readings about Poison Dart Frogs. Information presented comes from different informational texts, followed by a discussion, and the completion of a Venn diagram. A one-page worksheet challenge learners to draw on the text's main idea and key details from both the written word and illustrations.  

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • To review how to fill in a Venn diagram, work on one as a class during the discussion
  • Recreate a Venn diagram on a large bulletin board that showcases important information from the unit 
  • Direct class members to paste their worksheets into their interactive notebooks for easy access during the lesson and to reference at a later time
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the 11th part in a 13-part unit about frogs 
  • Review the lesson to find out what materials are required from other lessons 
Pros
  • A vocabulary portion is included 
  • Provides ample opportunity for peers to interact 
  • Unfinished worksheets can be completed as homework 
Cons
  • None
NGSS