Compare & Contrast Stories Mentor Texts - 2nd Grade RL.2.9 & 3rd Grade RL.3.9

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2nd - 3rd
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⭐️Teach comparing and contrasting two versions of the same story by using popular and diverse mentor text picture books. Aligned to RL2.9, 2nd and 3rd grade students learn to compare and contrast plot elements in two versions of The Princess and the Pea fairytale.

⭐️Provides one week of comprehensive lessons at your fingertips. Includes lesson plans, sticky note teacher and student questions, anchor charts, student journal pages, rubrics, activities, and more.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this resource is still perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing ask & answer skills. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.

Key Features:

Comprehensive - Includes one week of lesson plans and everything you need to get the most out of the listed mentor texts.*

Skill Targeted - Utilizes mentor text and included resources to focus specifically on deriving meaning from poetry.

Integrates Mentor Texts - Integrates three popular mentor texts into the lessons:*

  • The Princess and the Pea by Rachel Isadora
  • Princess and the Peas by Rachel Himes

Diverse - Texts are carefully selected to ensure cultural diversity and share experiences that students can learn about and/or relate with.

*See 'What's Included' below for a full list of resource contents. Mentor Text Picture Books MUST be Purchased Separately and Are Not Included.

What's included?

  1. Pedagogy Behind the Curriculum (2 pgs.)
  2. Lesson Prep Instructions
  3. Sticky Note Template
  4. Lessons Plans: The Princess and the Pea and Princess and the Peas
  5. Compare & Contrast Anchor Chart
  6. Compare & Contrast Student Journal Page
  7. Compare & Contrast Student Sticky Note Questions
  8. Compare & Contrast Sticky Note Rubric
  9. The Princess and the Pea Sticky Note Questions
  10. Princess and the Peas Sticky Note Questions
  11. Two Options for Foldable Activities
  12. Character Toppers

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Related Products:

This product works great in conjunction with my 2nd & 3rd Grade RL.2.9 & RL.3.9 Passages and Questions!

Passages: 2nd Grade Compare Versions of Stories

Passages: 3rd Grade Compare Stories in a Series


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Total Pages
28 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.


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