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Comparing and Contrasting: Picturing an Organizational Pattern

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Comparing and Contrasting: Picturing an Organizational Pattern

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Deborah Dean

Deborah Dean

Provo, Utah

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Comparison and Contrast Guide

The Comparison and Contrast Guide outlines the characteristics of the genre and provides direct instruction on the methods of organizing, gathering ideas, and writing comparison and contrast essays.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Compare & Contrast Map

The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 4

Celebrate John Venn’s Birthday!

Students celebrate the birth of English logician, philosopher, and creator of the Venn Diagram by building community within the classroom by comparing and contrasting likes, dislikes, and characteristics about one another.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Power of Picture Books, The: Using Content Area Literature in Middle School

Featuring descriptions and activities for fifty exceptional titles, Mary Jo Fresch and Peggy Harkins offer a wealth of ideas for harnessing the power of picture books to improve reading and writing in the content areas.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Strategic Writing: The Writing Process and Beyond in the Secondary English Classroom

Dean introduces postprocess theory to high school English teachers in a practical, classroom-based way.

 

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