This file includes two one-page stories. Both stories contain characters clearly starting their opinions about the main ideas. In text one, Career Day Disagreement, characters discuss their views on recycling. In text two, Field Trip, characters discuss their views on adopting rescue dogs verses pure breeds. Both stories come with multiple choice comprehension questions and writing prompts asking them to distinguish their personal point of view from that of the characters. The last page of the document asks students to write a compare and contrast paragraph about the two texts.
The stories could be used separately or together in guided reading. They could also be used as a test or quiz. They are great for standardized test prep and would be useful practice before Milestone Testing or PARC testing.
The document covers the following Common Core Reading-Literary and Writing Standards:
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated
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