Compare and Contrast the Author's Point of View in Two Nonfiction Articles
Did you know the blue-ringed octopus is so venomous that one bite will paralyze you? Did you know the bite from a snail could kill you? The blue-ringed octopus and cone snail are two of the world's most deadly sea animals. Students will be captivated by this high-interest topic! You can teach them to compare and contrast the two animals, or go deeper and teach them to compare and contrast the author's point of view.
Two original nonfiction articles
Step by step teacher directions (I do, We do, You do method of teaching)
Close reading poster
Close reading bookmark
Graphic organizers: two column notes, Venn diagram, thinking map, paragraph frame
25 pages in all!
English Language Arts Standards Met:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.5Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.6Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
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