This activity has been designed to enhance student understanding for comparing characters and events for one or more stories as per the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Similarly, it has been adapted to correlate with the HMH Journeys Reading Series. It can be used as both a direct instruction activity or as skill practice at a literacy station or reading center.
The purchased document contains information and/or event cards which can be sorted by students according to the pertaining categories. The sentences are similar, but not identical to those presented in the text. Also included as part of the document is a Venn diagram to assist students in organizing their thoughts and ideas from the text.
The cards can be cut and used by each student or printed on cardstock, laminated, and used cooperatively by a small group prior to the student completing a corresponding activity.