Spotlight on Strategies
Compare and Contrast
Why compare and contrast?
Second Grade Common Core Standards that are addressed:
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.9 Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
Example: Who is Cinderella?
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Citations and Credits
Common Core State Standards Initiative. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/2
Palm Beach Schools. Marzaon's (Nine) High Yield Instructional Strategies. Retrieved from
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Story Map. Retrieved from
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You Tube. Rough Face Girl. Video Retrieved from
Yen Shen. [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://asiasociety.org/education/resources-schools/elementary-lesson-plans/twice-upon-time-multi-cultural-cinderella
Cinderella. [Web Photo]. Retrieved from
Adelita. [Web Photo]. Retrieved from
True Story of the Three Little Pigs. [Web Photo]. Retrieved from
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