Compare and Contrast and More with Stories, Myths and Traditional Literature is a 48 page set that is a fun and effective way to teach a variety of reading strategies including compare and contrast (stories, characters and story elements), author’s purpose, finding evidence from the text, and making Text to Self, Text to Text, and Text to World Connections.
It is directly targeted to cover RL 4.9 and RL 5.2 in an engaging and entertaining way that your students will enjoy. The literature selected is composed of Aesop’s Fables, myths and traditional tales around the world. It can be used as a whole class, in small groups, as a center activity or even as homework.
The Stories, Myths and Traditional Literature Packet includes:
10 pages of front and back worksheets with two stories to compare and contrast (paired passages) on each page (total of 20 pages)
Venn Diagram (an editable blank template that can be used to compare and contrast any story/characters)
A Compare and Contrast List of Words Handout
Compare and Contrast the Story (Blank template that can be used with any story)
Compare and Contrast the Characters (Blank template that can be used with any characters)
Compare and Contrast the Story Elements (Blank template that can be used with any story)
2 Theme Handouts
Teaching using traditional literature is so much fun and lends itself to some rich learning experiences.
I really enjoyed researching all of the stories and rewriting them in my own words to create this reading strategies packet. I hope you enjoy this set as much as I do!
If you're looking for more Common Core materials, please check these out:
Main Ideas, Supporting Details and Summary
Cause and Effect from Informational Text: 4th and 5th Grade Common Core
Inferences Using Informational Text: Common Core 4th and 5th Grade
Inferences Using Literature: 4th and 5th Grade Common Core
Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose: Common Core
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