This “Doodle and Do” resource includes “DOODLE” notes to help students develop understanding of the Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text Structure AND six activities that students can “DO” to help them showcase their learning. Since the doodle or sketchnotes encourage students to color, doodle, and/or embellish their notes as they learn, they are able to increase their retention of the material. Then, they can take their learning to a new level as they progress through engaging activities that help them develop, showcase, and master their understanding of the Comparing and Contrasting Nonfiction Text Structure. This resource will take at least 3 days to complete.
This resource is a part of the Nonfiction Text Structures Mini-Unit Bundle!
The bundle includes Doodle and Do mini-units for each Nonfiction Text Structure: Problem and Solution, Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect, Description,
and Chronological Order.
About the “Doodle” Notes:
Students will develop an understanding of the Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text Structure first by completing a set of doodle notes. Doodle notes are color-it-in, fill-it-in, and doodle-encouraging note sheets. They’re not only visually engaging, they’re also effective in helping students increase their focus and ability to recall information. Plus…they’re really fun! In this resource, there are 2 options of Doodle Notes:
• Option 1: All the notes are filled in. With this option students will color, embellish, and add doodles to the notes as you review the information with the class.
• Option 2: Some of the notes are filled in and students need to fill in the remainder of the notes (like guided notes). Students will work to fill in the notes as you teach the content.
About the “Do” Activities
After students complete their Doodle Notes it’s time for them to “Do” some fun activities. The activities are designed around lessons to help students deepen their understanding of the Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text Structure. There are six activities in all:
• Compare and Contrast Doodles: Students carry the doodle concept into the first activity where they doodle houses and then compare and contrast their work with a partner.
• Signal Words Sort: Students learn about the key words that authors use to signal when subjects are compared and contrasted. Then, they sort the words into two categories.
• Find the Clues: Students read a passage written using the compare and contrast nonfiction text structure. Then, they identify clues in the text that support the text structure.
• Problem-Solution Text Structure Reading 1: Students read a passage using the compare and contrast text structure and then complete a Venn diagram.
• Problem-Solution Text Structure Reading 2: Students practice reading another passage using the compare and contrast text structure. Then, they respond to reading comprehension questions.
• Compare and Contrast Text Structure Writing: Students review stats on two different cities. Then, they compare and contrast the cities in a brainstorm. Finally, they write a passage comparing and contrasting the cities.
Suggested Sequence & Planning:
• Doodle Notes on Compare and Contrast Text Structure
• Compare and Contrast Doodles
• Compare and Contrast Signal Words Sort
• Find the Clues Reading and Activity
• Reading Passage and Venn Diagram – “Olympic Games: Then and Now”
• Reading Passage and Comprehension Questions – “Celebrating the New Year”
• Compare and Contrast Text Structure Writing
This detailed “Doodle and Do” resource includes:
- An overview and set-up of the mini-unit
- Doodle Notes lesson plan
- Detailed Lesson Plans for each “Do” Activity
- Doodle Notes – 2 versions! 1 version has all the notes filled in. The other version is missing some information and students are required to fill it in while learning.
- Student Learning Packet Cover Sheet
- Compare and Contrast Doodle Activity
- Doodle Activity Comparisons and Contrasts
- Signal Word Sort
- Reading Passage – “Sharks and Dolphins”
- Find the Clues – Text Analysis
- Reading Passage – “Olympic Games: Then and Now”
- Venn Diagram
- Reading Passage – “Celebrating a New Year”
- Reading Comprehension Questions
- Compare and Contrast Text Structure Writing Pre-Write
- Writing Paper for Compare and Contrast Writing
- All Answer Keys
This unit is also available in an interactive notebook format where students complete the "Doodle and Do" activities with fun interactive notebook activities. You can check it out here: Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text Structure – Doodle and Do Interactive Notebook
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