Comparing and Contrasting Two Short Stories

Comparing and Contrasting Two Short Stories
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This best selling 8-page unit is a lesson on how to compare and contrast two short stories and write a comparison/contrast composition.

Included in the packet are:

  • a note to the teacher with instructions on how to present the lesson;
  • 2 sample rubrics;
  • a graphic organizer on which students take notes on the plot, characters,

theme, point of view, and tone of two short stories;

  • an instruction sheet for students; and
  • 2 rubrics for the teacher to use to grade the compositions.

This lesson is aligned with: CCSS.ELA - Literacy.CCRA.L.1 and CCSS.ELA - Literacy.CCRA.L.2

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
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