This is a comprehensive compare and contrast PPT lesson. The lesson begins with the basic of comparing and contrasting two pictures using Double Bubble Map and moves into comparing two text on the same topic. The lesson has many opportunities for student discourse and engagement. Students participate with white boards, by group discussion, through a think aloud, and independently.
This is a great lesson for an observation as it hits all of the necessary standards. There are built in checks for understanding, lots of student discourse, engagement for every student, sighting text evidence, and a comprehensive understanding of the topic.