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Comparing and Contrasting Themes
Transcript of Comparing and Contrasting Themes
(4.RL.9:)Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
(4.W.9)Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
a. Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions].").
(4.W.5) With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
Objective 2: Students will compare and contrast the three Cinderella stories
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the themes of each Cinderella story by creating a visual diagram and writing a paragraph
Each student will think about their own culture and will write a story that reflects the ideals of their own culture. The stories will then be compiled into one classroom story the depicts each students culture and imagination.
Students will plan their own version of Cinderella by thinking about a way to make it relevant to them. For example do you go to a ball? Probably not, where would Cinderella go now?
Students will write, edit and publish their own version of Cinderella which will be compiled into the classroom book.
Creating a Visual Diagram
Students will create a visual diagram using Prezi that compares and contrasts each Cinderella story to the American version of Cinderella.
Students will be assessed using the following rubric
Explaining their Diagram
Students will then write a paragraph that explains their visual diagram
Check for Understanding
Students will answer comprehension questions on a google document to ensure they understand the themes of each story.
Students will complete a venn diagram worksheet in partners in which they will compare and contrast the three Cinderella Stories.
Objective 1: Students will be able to discuss the themes of each Cinderella Story
Students will read or listen to each version of the Cinderella story
The Egyptian Cinderella
Students will compare and contrast three different cinderella stories: Cinder Maid, Tattercoats, The Eqyptian Cinderella. The titles to these stories are a link to the actual story. After the have a clear understanding of the similarities and differences they will create a venn diagram using Prezi that compares and contrast their themes. They will then chose a character from each story and write a paper in which they describe in depth the character in the story. They will then write their own version of Cinderella which will be compiled into a classroom book.