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Examining Plot Conflict through a Comparison/Contrast Essay

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Examining Plot Conflict through a Comparison/Contrast Essay

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Six 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Amy Siemmao

Wakefield, Rhode Island

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Story Map

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

 

Comparison and Contrast Guide

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.

 

Compare & Contrast Map

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.

 

Venn Diagram

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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PREPARATION

  • In preparation for this lesson, students should have experience with personal reading response journals.

  • Arrange for a computer and projector to show the PowerPoint presentation.

  • Prepare a 4-column chart, using chart paper or an overhead transparency, that matches the Conflict Type Chart. You'll record class details on this chart during the sessions. If desired, you can duplicate the Chart for students to record their observations on individually as well.

  • Preview the PowerPoint presentation and download a copy to your machine, if desired, to share with your class. You can also make copies of the PowerPoint slides to distribute to students.

  • Compile books from the booklist. Select the passages or illustrations to use to illustrate plot conflict.

  • Make copies or overhead transparencies of the Comparison/Contrast Rubric.

  • Test the Story Map, Online Comparison and Contrast Guide, Compare and Contrast Map, and Venn Diagram Student Interactive on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

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