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Comparing Texts By Same Author RL.9
Use this graphic organizer to compare up to 3 books by the same author and to analyze why there are similarities among the books.
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Rooted in Reading August:  August Read Aloud Lessons and Activities
Rooted in Reading August is here and jam-packed full of great resources for your students! In August your students will go back to school with a bang through reading quality literature and completing engaging activities in reading, writing, and grammar. This unit has fun and engaging activities that
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Same Author Comparison
Third grade standard R9 of comparing books by same author. This uses Chris Van Allsburg books that students use in small groups to gather and complete a comparison packet.
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RL3.9 Compare and Contrast Stories by the Same Author Journal Pages
Compare and contrast stories written by the same author about similar characters with these great journal pages. Students will track the author's books on a "Story Board" matrix page. They will compare and contrast the characters, theme, setting, and plot. Includes: Title Page Vocabulary Page Stor
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RL.3.9 Compare and Contrast Two Stories by the Same Author
CCSS RL.3.9 Using Steven Kellogg's books Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale and Paul Bunyan compare and contrast these similar characters.
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Book Swap: Author Study Guided Reading Unit ELA Common Core Aligned
Book Swap: Reading Different Books by the Same Author- Together! By Annie Sauriol *Author Study: ELA Common Core State Standard Aligned Students work in a guided reading group where each will read two (2) different books by the same author. Discussion in groups (or even literature circles) is focu
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RL 3.9 Introduction Powerpoint  (Comparing Books in a Series)
This powerpoint introduces students to the standards RL 3.9 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series) It introduces key vocabulary for the standard and giv
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Novel Study:  Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai
"Beginning in the months before 9/11, this sensitive, timely debut follows an Afghan family's emigration to San Francisco. Senzai educates readers about U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, Afghan cultural diversity, and the Qur'an's fundamental messages of peace. She writes with powerful, realistic det
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Reading Graphic Organizers
This set contains 73 different graphic organizers that can be used during the language arts instruction block. I have created graphic organizers that cover each of the reading standards (Reading: Literature and Reading: Informational) and are perfectly aligned with the College and Career Readiness A
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Compare and Contrast
This is a 5 day unit for comparing and contrasting themes, plots, and settings of books by the same author with the same characters. It begins with lessons and fun activities for teaching theme, setting, and plot and ends with suggested activities for comparing and contrasting two books.
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Author Study Common Core
This is a 16 page author study resource pack. In this resource, students are able to conduct a short research report on an author of their choice. They will fill out a biography form and include information in a power point presentation. Students will also be required to read multiple b
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3rd Grade Common Core ELA Author Project Compare Contrast Choice Board Rubric
Common Core ELA Standard for 3rd Grade: ELACC3RL9: Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series). This is an Author Study Unit for students in 3rd grade. This unit involves reading tw
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Compare and Contrast Multiple Texts
I use this graphic organizer to have my students compare several texts. Sometimes we use it to compare texts by the same author and other times we use it to compare texts with a similar message. It is a simple way to help students organize their thoughts as they are reading multiple texts. Since
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Author Study for Chris Van Allsburg and Tomie DePaola : Compare and Contrast
Author Study for Chris Van Allsburg and Tomie dePaola: Comparing and Contrasting Books by the Same Author Looking for a way to teach RL 3.9? Look no further! I have now taught this unit for two years. All four classes who have used it have loved it, and are so sad when I begin putting the books awa
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Folktale Book Study - Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
This is a great resource to use when teaching folktales, lessons/morals, as well as character traits. Students are also provided with the opportunity to compare two books by the same author. I was designed with 3rd grade in mind, but can be used across multiple grade levels. Included in your purch
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Mark Teague Author and Book Study Unit BUNDLE
***Please look at preview for additional product details*** Hello Everyone! I am very excited to finally have this ready for you. You can save with this BUNDLED unit plus bonus author study. This set includes: 1. How I Spent My Summer Vacation with booklet 2. Dear Mrs. LaRue with Craftivity
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The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett Novel Study
In Blue Balliett’s sequel to Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3 are sixth-graders Petra, Calder, and Calder’s friend Tommy. The three are drawn into another mystery when a famous landmark, Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, is in danger of being destroyed. Petra and Tommy must put aside their differences
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Book vs. ___ Bundle! Book vs. Book AND Book vs. Movie Printables!
Save by purchasing the BUNDLE! This pack includes: ♥ Book vs. Movie pack AND ♥ Book vs. Book pack One of the most powerful ways we can ask students to think critically is by examining similarities and differences. The pages in these packets address these skills in a variety of ways! BOOK VS MO
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Book versus Book! A Packet of Ready-to-Print Pages for Comparing & Contrasting!
One of the most powerful ways we can ask students to think critically is by examining similarities and differences. The pages in this packet address these skills in a variety of ways! You might choose to have students compare/contrast two books they’ve read independently, two books by the same aut
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Author Study Lapbook
Do you have your students research an author or compare texts by the same author? Ditch the typical report and try a lapbook instead! This lapbook is perfect for comparing texts and sharing research on a favorite author. Note pages include: - Lapbook Covers - Author Biography page - Author Book Lis
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Common Core RL3.1 and RL3.9
In this lesson students will read two books by the same author (books not included but a list of suggested books are included). They will answer questions about each book (RL 3.1) and then fill out a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the two books (RL 3.9). Student will then write a paragr
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How to Write a Literary Analysis
This is a graphic organizer that will help you and your students create a literary analysis piece. Although I teach 4th grade, I think it would work with many ages. It's based on the child reading two books by the same author and then comparing the books, along with the author's background, to creat
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Roald Dahl Compare and Contrast Unit
Includes: Power Point, lesson plans, activity booklets, comprehension questions, end of unit project. This unit is based on the standard RL3.9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a serie
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Folktale Verna Aardema Book Study BUNDLE
This is a great resource to use when teaching folktales, lessons/morals, as well as character traits. Students are also provided with the opportunity to compare two books by the same author. I was designed with 3rd grade in mind, but can be used across multiple grade levels. Included in your purch
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Comparison Book Response
A mini-author study after a student reads 2 books by the same author. They analyze author's style, themes and compare content.
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Author Study - Individual Book Report
This is an author study individual book report in which students will select two or more books by the same author, complete the required activities on the elements of a story and then compare the two stories using a Venn diagram or similar comparison graphic organizer. The books listed can be edited
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Fun Reading Response Activities for Guided Reading, homework, independent work
Here is a set of 4 Reading Response Activities for your students to complete. They will work in Guided Reading groups, homework, projects, or independent work. 1st activity: Make a postcard Your student will read a book and then follow the directions to make a postcard. The skills that this act
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Attribute Chart
This attribute chart is used during an author's study to help students to compare characters, setting, problem, solution, look for themes, and identify new vocabulary within books by the same author.
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Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram
This is a Venn Diagram that can be used for standard RL.3.9, where the students have to compare and contrast two books from the same author.
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No Prep, Grab-and-go worksheets: 3rd Grade Literary Reading Standards
In a pinch? Need to copy something quick? This bundle includes a worksheet for every 3rd grade reading literary standard! These no-prep printables are perfect for when you have a sub, your students need extra practice with a skill, you could even use them for assessment! I sell each of these workshe
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Author Study Project
Students will read and analyze several books by the same author. They will then choose two to write about and compare, research the author, and create a presentation to share with the class or their parents at an in class Author Celebration. This project sheet can be used as a printable, and provide
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Author Study Project - Third Grade - Aligned to Common Core Standards, ELA
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Looking for a rigorous and engaging culminating activity for your readers' or writers' workshop? This author study project will encourage reading for meaning, critical thinking, authentic writing, and research. This project encourages students to read at least two fiction books by the same autho
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Author Study Chart
This is an author study chart that allows students to compare and contrast four books by the same author. Categories for comparison include: summary, themes, author's craft, and connections.
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Book Report Form
This is a simple and generic book report that can be used for any book. It is based off of first and second grade ELA standards but could be used third as needed. It uses handwriting lines to encourage students to take their time and practice good handwriting at all times. Lesson Ideas: Read Arou
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Visual Literacy - Characterization, Perspective and Comparison
Comparing two books by the same author, describe similarities and differences. How are characters represented? How many perspectives are presented? Name the main ways that the author uses, including: facial expressions, gestures, size, positioning, framing and gaze (direct or indirect // invite or d
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Reading Comprehension Bookmarks to Use While Reading Passages and Books
Need a simple-to-use tool to help your students remember the reading comprehension skills and strategies they need to succeed? These 24 reading bookmarks will help students practice the reading strategies and skills they've learned throughout the year. Use the reading bookmarks as strategy reference

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Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option!
Here are 24 cards to help your students practice determining the author's purpose. Each card features a short reading passage and the three multiple choice PIE options. Students are also asked to justify their answers. This activity is meant to be supplemental and should be used after your students

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Compare and Contrast Task Cards
Comparing and contrasting is a challenging reading skill. Each of these 27 cards features a short passage along with two text-dependent questions. To add more rigor, several of the cards may also require some inference for full understanding. Each card is focused either on people, places, events, or
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Reading Skills Bundle with Reading Comprehension Passages
7 of my best selling reading skills products bundled together! This Reading Comprehension Activities Bundle is a .zip file. All of the files are pdfs. Save over 35% when you buy the bundle! Main Idea Often, main idea is taught by having students identify the topic sentence, but this doesn't al
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Rooted in Reading 3rd Grade:  January {Read Aloud Lessons and Activities}
3rd grade teachers, are you looking for something to transform your ELA block? Rooted in Reading is a set of lesson plans and activities that focus around a read-aloud story each week. The teacher reads the book throughout the week and models how to think deeply, ask questions, monitor comprehen
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NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 40 Mentor Texts -Grade 2 (Better Than Basal)
This product is JAM-PACKED with Common Core aligned lesson ideas, activities, graphic organizers, and writing prompts for 40 of your favorite mentor texts to use in second grade! (See the complete list below.) With over 100 graphic organizers WITH answer keys, you'll be set for the year (and years

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Compare and Contrast RL3.9
Compare and Contrast RL3.9 Third Grade Reading: Compare and Contrast Resource This pack is packed full of ideas and resources to use while you are teaching the CCSS standard RL 3.9. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the pack is still valuable to use when teachings students how to compare a

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3rd Grade Comprehension Task Cards Bundle
3rd Grade Comprehension Task Cards Bundle This task card bundle is for THIRD grade. What is in this bundle? 3rd Grade RI Task Cards 3rd Grade RL Task Cards What are Comprehension Task Cards? Comprehension Task Cards are the newest resource for my growing ELA line. They are STANDARDS-BASED! Each s
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Red Riding Hood and Lon Po Po (Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales)
This comparison fairy tale unit was created for use with Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young and Red Riding Hood by James Marshall. The activities included can be used whole group, but also work well as literacy centers in grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3. -- It contains: • Twe
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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs & The Three Little Pigs
This folktale and fractured folktale comparative book study was created for use with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and a more traditional retelling of The Three Little Pigs. These are fantastic stories for introducing point of view, compare and contrast, and so much more!

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Comparing and Contrasting with the Three Little Pigs Unit
This fun unit covers common core standard RL 2.9 {Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.} There are so many fun versions of The Three Little Pigs! Your students will love reading several different vers
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The Mitten & The Hat: Compare and Contrast with Jan Brett Stories
This pack was created to accompany the books The Hat and The Mitten, both by Jan Brett. It would be a great addition to a Jan Brett author study. Includes comprehension questions, story maps, writing prompts, and more! All the activities are designed to help students read for understanding, compar

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Book Club: Independent & Literature Circle Reading Responses for ANY NOVEL{CCSS}
"I am so glad I purchased this gem!" “Book Club” is my version of Harvey Daniel’s Literature Circles. This resource works for ANY NOVEL and will become a lifelong tool that you can use multiple times each school year. This "Ready to Print" Curriculum Guide Meets THIRTEEN of the CCSS in Reading Lite
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3rd Grade Reading and Language Graphic Organizers Common Core Bundle
Do you need concise, scaffolded instruction for small groups, English learners, and struggling students? This resource integrates all 44 3rd Grade ELA Common Core Reading Standards for Literature, Informational Text, and Language Standards into ANY text. No need to reinvent the wheel for your dail
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READING RESPONSE JOURNAL: Use With Any Book
Questions, prompts, graphic organizers, and guided writing assignments help build comprehension and metacognition skills, helping students think within, about, and beyond the text! This Common Core-aligned Reader Response Journal truly pushes students to show evidence of their thinking while readi
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Guided Reading Leveled Books & Resources Levels O-S: The Complete Package
Included in this GUIDED READING COMPLETE BUNDLE: * 6 guided reading books for EACH LEVEL (3 nonfiction & 3 fiction -- color and B&W versions) * interactive notebooks * pre-reading graphic organizers * anticipation guides * multiple choice questions * short response questions * extended r
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Compare and Contrast Similar Stories (RL.2.9 and RL.3.9)
Compare and Contrast similar stories: Differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach about comparing and contrasting similar fairy tales (RL.2.9) and comparing contrasting similar stories by the same author (RL.3.9). The materials are all differentiated for yo
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