We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in
reading and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of adding voice to text
and utilizing the text structure of problem and solution
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a compare and contrast manor by
creating an original work that includes comparison and contrast signal words.
I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
works of literature for their value of comparisons and contrasts.
I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, compare and contrast, to the narrative texts, The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.
I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a compare and contrast piece of writing.
I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a compare and contrast piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments
Open your notebook to a brand new page and fold the page on a diagonal.
Label it, COMPARE AND CONTRAST.
On the next page, copy the following notes for compare and contrast.
Compare and Contrast:
shows how two or more things are alike and/or how they are different.
Some people get goose bumps from fear. Others get goose bumps when they are touched emotionally.
Same as, Similar to, Alike, As well as, Not only but also, Both,
Instead of, Either or, On the other hand, Different from,
As opposed to, In contrast, However, Yet, Although, But
--est words best, fewest, tallest, etc.
What things are being compared?
In what ways are they alike?
In what ways are they different?