COMPARING MYTHS & HIGH INTEREST NON-FICTION: COMPARE AND CONTRAST MEGA BUNDLE!

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SAVE BIG MONEY WITH THIS" 6-IN-ONE" BUNDLE! YOU WILL SAVE OVER HALF IF EACH RESOURCE WERE PURCHASED SEPARATELY! (~OVER 100 PAGES TO CHOOSE FROM.)

PLEASE PREVIEW & TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES!

SUGGESTED ANSWER KEY AND EXAMPLE ESSAYS INCLUDED!

NEW STATE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRE STUDENTS TO COMPARE AND CONTRAST TWO OR MORE TOPICS AND THEN WRITE AN ESSAY SUMMARIZING THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE TEXTS. 

COMPARE AND CONTRAST is a very prominent text structure and should be directly instructed. Comparing and contrasting is a process of analysis which helps students to understand things in greater depth. 

~Use as little or as much of this bundle as you need. Resources can be opened separately for your convenience.

ALL THE HARD WORK IS DONE FOR YOU! THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS 6 RESOURCES IN ONE BUNDLE! IT CONTAINS 3 FICTION RESOURCES AND 3 NON-FICTION RESOURCES INCLUDING:
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Individual links OF EACH resource included are provided for further preview.

*****FICTION COMPARE & CONTRAST:

~ COMPARING MYTHS ACROSS CULTURES (SUMMARY PROJECT): THE STORY OF "THE BIG DIPPER"
~ COMPARING MYTHS ACROSS CULTURES #2: THE STORY OF "THE MOON MAN" & "MOON RABBIT"
~ COMPARING MYTHS ACROSS CULTURES #3(SUMMARY PROJECT):THE FIRST CINDERELLA STORIES

*****NON-FICTION COMPARE & CONTRAST:

~ COMPARE and CONTRAST: Non Fiction(HIGH INTEREST)~ SHARK VS. FISH (CC ALIGNED)
~ COMPARE and CONTRAST: Non Fiction(HIGH INTEREST)~ RED PANDA VS. GIANT PANDA
~ COMPARE and CONTRAST: Non Fiction(HIGH INTEREST)~ ALLIGATOR VS. CROCODILE

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This SUMMARY WRITING project asks students to read and compare myths/legends from very different cultures, finding both the similarities and differences (COMPARING and CONTRASTING). TEACHERS/STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE FROM: Three different products that each include two stories each. THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES: one Greek Myth, and the other a Blackfoot Myth, both 'explaining' how the “BIG DIPPER” came to be. Also included is a Japanese myth and a Native North American myth about a "Moon Rabbit“, both explaining why the moon seems to have a “Man in the moon” on it, or why it looks like a rabbit inhabits the full moon. Finally, two more traditional stories from Egypt, and Native North America, both early “Cinderella” stories, are now included!

CONTENTS:

~A common core alignment page
~A "What is a Myth" poster
~An introduction to myths, and how they differ among cultures
~SIX myths/tales from separate cultures 
~A factual page that provides FUN FACTS about The Big Dipper
~(8) fun fact cards about the MOON
~(3) Venn Diagrams that can be used to take notes while comparing/contrasting the stories w/ ANSWER KEYS
~A FINDING THEME Teacher/Student Resource Page for additional lesson focus
~”Traditional Literature Types” Posters~A summary frame, with key COMPARE/CONTRAST words and phrases to help scaffold instruction
~Writing paper for students to write their final summary/ essay.
~SIX traditional summary examples of EACH MYTH, which can be used to help the COMPARE/CONTRAST skill. 
~EXAMPLE COMPARE & CONTRAST ESSAYS FOR EACH PRODUCT NOW INCLUDED!
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COMMON CORE ALIGNED GRADES 4-6

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.9: Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures. 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.2 : Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

ENJOY!

P.S. ~This mini-unit is also a great opportunity to embed cross-curricular literacy within a SCIENCE Solar System Unit.

*****In the NON- FICTIONAL part of this product:*************

These passages will provide text to introduce important signal words and phrases integral to your students becoming proficient in the somewhat challenging skill of COMPARE & CONTRAST.

THESE ARE SUMMARY ESSAY PROJECTS THAT ARE ALSO PERFECT FOR SHARED READING, SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION, OR INDEPENDENT PRACTICE.

THIS PART OF THE RESOURCE INCLUDES:

~High interest research based passages comparing SHARKS and FISH , RED PANDAS and GIANT PANDAS, as well as ALLIGATORS, VS. CROCODILES
~TEACHER REFERENCE page
~COMMON CORE Standards Addressed Poster/Anchor Chart
~DIAGRAM for student note taking
~COMPARE/CONTRAST Summary Frames
~SIGNAL WORD Anchor Chart
~CLOSE READING NON-FICTION Worksheet W/ANSWER KEY
~IMPORTANT VOCABULARY page
~SUMMARY ESSAY EXAMPLES!!!!~SUMMARY WRITING paper
~BONUS TEXT FEATURE (WRITING CAPTIONS) PAGES NEWLY ADDED!
************COMMON CORE ALIGNED GRADES 4-6**************

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4 & 5.4 : Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4/5 topic or subject area.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.5 & 5.5: Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.4 : Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

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COMPARING MYTHS & HIGH INTEREST NON-FICTION: COMPARE AND C
COMPARING MYTHS & HIGH INTEREST NON-FICTION: COMPARE AND C
COMPARING MYTHS & HIGH INTEREST NON-FICTION: COMPARE AND C
COMPARING MYTHS & HIGH INTEREST NON-FICTION: COMPARE AND C