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4th Grade - Compare/Contrast


Compare and contrast different version/representations of the same stories/events that reflect different cultures. 0401.8.11

Links verified on 10/31/2011

  1. Aesop's Fables - Two versions of each story to compare and contrast.
  2. Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text - Students compare and contrast the two types of text in terms of fiction and nonfiction. The narrative stories provide students with a context to begin studying a content area topic, and thus, this lesson emphasizes the integration of curriculum. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Compare and Contrast WebQuest - Mother Goose has been told that all of her fairytales and rhymes are too old. She is looking for boys and girls to help her rewrite a few of her old stories into newer or modern ones.
  4. Comparing Two Stories - Use a Venn diagram to compare two stories -- the fairy tale Cinderella and the native American Cinderella story, The Rough-Face Girl. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Comparing Two stories - template to use comparing The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
  6. A Fishy Tale: Compare/Contrast - Read the story. Then use it to complete the next page.
  7. Practice with Comparison and Contrast - lab activity to find and organize similarities and differences
  8. Tell it to the Judge - Compare and contrast the classic fairy tale with the fractured one
  9. Gingerbread Baby vs. Gingerbread Man? - [designed for grade 1] a compare and contrast activity using both Jan Brett stories.

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