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This PowerPoint presentation was created to guide your students through comparing and contrasting the books The Butterfly and Number the Stars. Also included is an opportunity to compare and contrast the characters of Monique and Sevrine from Patricia Polacco’s The Butterfly. After reading Number the Stars with our students, we always read The Butterfly as part of our culminating activities. We typically use one of the Venn Diagrams as an opportunity to model the writing activity by completing it together, and then assign the second to be completed independently. Works great as an assessment, too!
Use the presentation as a review for using a Venn Diagram to write a Compare and Contrast Essay.
• PowerPoint Presentation (also provided in .pdf; see below)
- Provides visuals to organize your instruction.
- Includes steps for writing a Compare and Contrast Essay.
- The Butterfly themed Venn Diagram
- Number the Stars Vs. The Butterfly Venn Diagram
- Completed Venn Diagrams (Answer Key)
• Writing paper
We use the blank Venn Diagrams included in PowerPoint as the student copy. Students complete the pre-writing activity of filling in the Venn Diagram as a whole class activity. Students then complete the rough draft of the essay independently. After conferencing with the teacher, students create their final copy on the writing paper, which is included.
NOTE: The fonts used in this PowerPoint presentation are from Hello Fonts, which can be found on TPT. Since the PowerPoint has transitions embedded in the presentation, it is provided as is. Therefore, if you do not have the fonts used in the original presentation, it will default to the font you do have. That may cause the justification and spacing to be "off." This can easily be fixed by editing the size and justification of the fonts in the presentation. If you'd like to use the PowerPoint with the original fonts, I've provided the presentation in .pdf format. If you use the .pdf format, the transitions will not work. Your choice!
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PLEASE NOTE: This Compare and Contrast Essay Writing activity is part of The Butterfly Thematic Unit Bundle. If you bought the Thematic Unit, you've already purchased this activity!!