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Compare & Contrast Texts

Goal:  Analyze how texts of the same genre approach similar themes to build awareness and compare the different approaches authors take.

How To: When you’ve finished reading a text as a class, have students break off into pairs and give each pair a text with a similar theme. Have the students create a slide for each of the texts on the theme, then have them create on slide on how the authors approach is similarly and another on how they approach it differently. Students can use audio or video recording to explain their reasoning.

BONUS: Use the venn diagram background!

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.9

Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

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