Monday, October 14, 2013

Compare and Contrast



We haven't yet covered the skill of compare or contrast this year, so I didn't really know what to expect. Since I wasn't sure what and how much my kids would know, I tried to plan accordingly. Thankfully, the lesson was just right! It allowed my kids to practice identifying specific details in a text and compare/contrast them to other details. I was surprised to find that a lot of the kids were only comparing the people in each story, not events or things. I feel like we learned a lot and accomplished something today. :) Here's what we did







We did a little warm up activity by completing a paper plate venn diagram on two pictures. I gave the plate to one person, they wrote something on the diagram and then asked someone else if they had something to add. The venn diagram was passed around to several people before we moved onto the next activity.




These sheets will be used throughout the week as morning work/warm ups. We need a lot of practicing with writing summaries so these will work great! If you'd like a copy, let me know and I'll upload them. 

Now for the main part of the lesson. We divided into groups and went around the room to a passage, like the one below:

Each group read the passage, identified the two characters/things/events that were in the text, and completed a venn diagram on the similarities/differences





That's how we spent our day :) Be sure and head over to Southern Belle Inspired to find out where to get these gorgeous pencils. Every teacher needs pretty pencils, right? :)

Have a great week, y'all!

44 comments:

  1. I love it! What a fun idea with Halloween inspired stories. I would love for you to upload them. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I read your blog quite frequently! You inspire me.

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  2. My children too need practice with summarizing. I would love for you to upload the documents. Thanks for sharing. Mlmkj81@gmail.com

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  3. Thanks for some great ideas!! I would love for you to upload the documents.

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  4. Are those passages on teachers pay teachers? If not could you please upload them or put them there!!!!! I have been struggling trying to find Halloween stories at a deeper level

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  5. I love this as well! My kids would love this. I would love you to upload them!!

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  6. I would love it if you uploaded them or put them on TPT!

    P.S. Your anchor chart looks amazing!

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  7. Love your Compare and Contrast bulletin board! I would love for you to upload your passages and the things are will be doing for morning work, warm up, etc!

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  8. Did you upload the documents?? Cute Cute!!

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  9. Wow girlfriend! 5th grade is treating you WELL! Your classroom looks ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! These anchor charts and bulletin boards?! SWOON! I love these compare and contrast ideas. These are such important concepts that our students should have mastered before 5th grade, but many of them still struggle with it. You make it so fun for your students. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Young Teacher Love Blog

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  10. We newly adopted Reading Street as well. I love the resources you've created (please share!) :). I've found the flip stations are a great center for small groups. The Reader's & Writer's Notebook has some alright resources, but I feel like there is not enough practice. They have additional resources on the website under additional resources>whiteboard transparencies>pick your skill and you can find grammar, writing, etc samples.

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  11. I would love anything you have!!! mkunst@grantspass.k12.or.us I am now following you as well! I would love to be email buddies to see what you are working on and share ideas! Please let me know!!
    Michelle
    www.livelaughloveloop.blogspot.com

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  12. I love your board and activities. Do you a set up for the remaining strategies, such as, cause and effect and so on? If so, I love to see what you have or know how these boards helped your students. Please contact me at softy112070@yahoo.com.

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  13. I love your board and activities. Do you a set up for the remaining strategies, such as, cause and effect and so on? If so, I love to see what you have or know how these boards helped your students. Please contact me at softy112070@yahoo.com.

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  14. My goodness, your room is so inspiring!! Love it!! Did you upload these sheets as I would love a copy. You have such great ideas. Who inspires you? Where do your ideas come from?

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  15. Can you please upload these compare and contrast sheets for me? I would appreciate it.
    Ngraves68@gmail.com

    THANKS!!!

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  16. How do I get these?
    Breanna Baker
    bbaker@molineschools.org

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  17. Can you upload these? I'm currently a student teacher and would love to use these worksheets this friday with my clasa! Love your room!
    mhollandsworth@twu.edu

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  18. I would love these resources! frk1018@yahoo.com

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  19. I would also LOVE these resources- worksheets and passages! jhall@lhsd.k12.oh.us Thanks!!

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  20. I would love these resources as well! chappell@aaps.k12.mi.us Thanks for creating this awesome unit.

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  21. will you please send me this file at hdurbin72@gmail.com

    thank you

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  22. Would love to have these documents! elizabeth.allen57@gmail.com

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  23. These are wonderful! I would love to use these documents with my class, would you share them? Cakrisko@yahoo.com

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  24. Would you upload these compare and contrasts worksheets for me?
    gcorsbie@havc.k12.al.us

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  25. What a wonderful and engaging activity! I would love to do this! Would you upload these for me. Samanthapepe@yahoo.com
    thank you

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  26. LOVE! Would you upload these for me? jlcarlson@graniteschools.org

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    1. Love your work. lbeebe1@me.com

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  27. Is this in your tpt store? I love them and think my kiddos would enjoy them as well.

    theotheralyssasmith@gmail.com

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  28. I would love these as well!!! Going to check tpt!!!!! Awesome job!! scoker@aurorar8.org

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  29. What great Anchor papers! Hoping I can get these wonderful resources. Could you please send your files to sage.weaver@bpsne.net

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  30. I would love these Halloween stories, i'm doing this standard the week of Halloween!
    Please send them mcarlton@tesd.k12.az.us

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  32. I would love to get your resources. Thanks!
    kristy.williams@morgan.k12.ga.us

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  33. Hello! I would love this resource as well to have some fun with for next week for Halloween! Please send them to mlapolla16@gmail.com when you get a chance - thanks! :)

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  34. I would love these resources too! mlapolla16@gmail.com - thanks so much! :)

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  35. I love all of your ideas!! Could I please have a copy of all of the resources? I would like to use them next week for some fun Halloween Activities. jlange@lakeshoreps.org - thanks so much! :)

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  36. I love all of your ideas!!! Could I please have a copy of the resources shown? I would like to use them next week for Halloween!! Please send them to jlange@lakeshoreps.org. Thanks so much!! :)

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  37. Your ideas are always fantastic! Can you please share copies of the resources you mentioned in this post?
    Thank you - mkenaga@npusc.k12.in.us

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  38. Wow...as always you posts areally helpful and inspiring. May I please have a copy of the sheets? Thanks rwenzel1325@gmail.com

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  39. Hello,
    I like your posts. May I please have a copy of your resources (including write the room)?
    Thanks s.nixonhes@gmail.com

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  40. Hello,
    I like your posts. May I please have a copy of your resources (including write the room passages)?
    Thanks, s.nixonhes@gmail.com

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  41. WOW!! LOVE your post and your resources. Would you be willing to share your resources with me? Thanks! lmkingsbury@gmail.com

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  42. Love this idea!! Would you mind sharing the resources? jsanantonio@warrentboe.org

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