Compare and Contrast Activities, Non-fiction Articles, and Writing Activities to help your students celebrate cultural diversity as they learn about life in Japan.
This compare and contrast lesson was designed to cover important reading and writing standards, as well as introduce your students to what life is like for children in Japan. The non-fiction article will keep your students engaged and serve as a mentor text for a writing activity. With this writing activity, your students will have the opportunity to write about a day in their life in order to compare their life to life in Japan.
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1. This Is My Life Articles: a non-fiction article about what life is like for a child from Japan
2. Compare and Contrast Question Activities Include…
-A short answer response worksheet for each article
-A graphic organizer for comparing one country to your students own lives.
3. This is My Life Writing Activity: Your students will write their own article about what their lives are like, just like the article they have read. Included for the writing activity is…
-A graphic organizer for constructing their rough and final draft