Comparing and Contrasting Genres
Looking at similar themes and topics in different genres
Part 2: Choose an activity
Choice 1: short story and poem
Choice 2: historical fiction and fantasy
Click on one of the tabs below and follow the directions.
Part 3: Guided Practice
Click on the link titled Topics and read the guided notes
Click on the link titled Theme and read the guided notes
DO NOT CLICK ON THE WORD PRACTICE! THE PRACTICE IS IN STEP 5!
Part 4: Guided practice 2 with a partner
Get a document from the circle table. Follow the directions and show a teacher after each part.
Part 1: Topics:
Remember we talked about topics when we talked about theme. Use the blue theme book if you need to. The theme topics are listed at the top.
You are looking at what the AUTHOR did to develop that topic. What strategies did he use? What did the author do to teach you about that topic? Did they use word choice? Think about the characters, setting, and other elements of the story.
Make a list of 2-3 strategies the author used to help create that topic.
Part 3: Theme
Do they two texts share a theme or do they each have a different one?
Use the blue book to find themes.
Support with evidence.
Paste on ISN 22 when you are done
Part 5: Practice with a Partner
Open a new window. Open a new google document
Copy and paste the link for this activity on the google doc
Answer the questions on the google doc
Keep this doc in your ELA folder
Both of you need to complete this activity.
Show a teacher when you are done.
Part 6: Helpful Hints
1. Determine the character traits of the main character in each text and compare/contrast.
3. The way the characters solve the problem.
4. Ways the author developed the elements of a story.