Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Passage

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Description

This compare and contrast nonfiction passage activity is based on our "NBA Gamechangers," history rap song. Students will listen to the song then use the song lyrics as a reading passage to find similarities and differences between the three NBA players.

The song for this activity explores the accomplishments of Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, and Stephen Curry, detailing how each player transformed the NBA and the sport of basketball with their unique playing styles.

Listen to the song with subtitles here! (Click here if you have trouble viewing the video.)

This activity includes:

- the song lyrics for use as a reading passage

- a compare and contrast, graphic organizer

- 10 multiple-choice, compare and contrast questions with the answer key

- a compare and contrast text-structure, paragraph writing activity with a word bank of transitional words.

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8 pages
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Teaching Duration
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Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).
Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

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