Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Practice Pack with 10 Reading Passages

Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Practice Pack with 10 Reading Passages
Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Practice Pack with 10 Reading Passages
Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Practice Pack with 10 Reading Passages
Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Practice Pack with 10 Reading Passages
Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Practice Pack with 10 Reading Passages
Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Practice Pack with 10 Reading Passages
Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Practice Pack with 10 Reading Passages
Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Practice Pack with 10 Reading Passages
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  1. This fourth grade literature standards practice bundle gets kids ready for testing. Print the desired reading passages (many differentiated at three levels), organizers, and response sheets – and go! Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these materials are classroom tested and kid approved. The
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Give students the comparing and contrasting folklore practice they need. They read two pieces of folklore, organize elements in tables, compare in Venn diagrams, and write compare/contrast paragraphs.

Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, this unit is classroom tested and kid approved. It is also part of the Fourth Grade Literature Skills Bundle, which addresses all fourth grade literature skills.

What’s Included

  • Steps for Comparing and Contrasting Stories
  • Common Characters, Settings, Plots, and Themes (Architypes)
  • 5 Sets of Reading Passages
  • “Mani and Sol” and “The Fire Dog”
  • “The Goose and the Golden Egg” and “The Gold-Giving Serpent”
  • “The Talking Eggs” and “Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper”
  • “Yorimasa” and “The Dreadful Gorgon”
  • “The Race Between Hummingbird and Crane” and “The Tortoise and the Hare”
  • Tables to list elements
  • Venn diagrams to compare elements
  • Sample responses – basic and advanced

Process

  • Identify the characters, setting, plot, and theme of each story and record them in a two-column table.
  • Use a Venn diagram to categorize similarities and differences in the stories’ elements. construct responses to communicate how the stories are alike and different.
  • As students become familiar with this process, have them create their own tables and diagrams to better prepare them for testing.

Differentiation

  • Lessons use process differentiation.
  • Remedial - Read and discuss stories together. Ask students to identify characters, setting, and plot then write a one-paragraph response.
  • Average - Ask students to read stories independently; identify characters, setting, plot, and theme; and write a one-paragraph response.
  • Advanced - Ask students to read stories independently; identify characters, setting, plot, and theme; determine archetype for each; and write a longer response (one or more paragraphs).

Like each of my fourth grade literature skills units, this resource is available in three formats:

  • PowerPoint – for teachers who want a clear introduction to the standard
  • Practice (this resource) – for teachers whose students need extra work on the standard
  • Unit - *best value* for teachers who want a complete learning cycle: direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment (PowerPoint, additional resources, companion website, and paperless Google option included)

You can choose the format that best fits your needs.

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Standards Addressed

  • CCSS RL.4.9 – Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
  • Alaska Reading Standard for Literature Grade 4 – Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and plots (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in literature.
  • Florida CPALMS LAFS.4.RL.3.9 – Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
  • Indiana Academic Standard 4.RL.4.2 – Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics and patterns of events in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
  • South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards Indicator 4-7.2 – Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes, topics, and patterns of events in texts and diverse media.
  • Texas TEKS Reading/Comprehension Skills for Fourth Grade 4.3.B – Compare and contrast the adventures or exploits of characters (e.g., the trickster) in traditional and classical literature.
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