Ms. Leverett-King's class has tackled Standard RI.1.9: Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures). This standard is for nonfiction or informational texts and the subject they chose was a first grade favorite--dinosaurs.
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Ms. Leverett-King got them ready to write up their findings by writing helpful compare-and-contrast words on the board, such as, "but," and "and" along with phrases like, "Although they are different, in many ways they are the same.
What ways? Let's see some examples:
Eliana preferred to stress the two dinosaurs' differences on one page and...
their similarities on another.
Jaylen took the same two-page approach, but organized it differently.
While Jasmine managed to get a little bit of both on one page.
There are many ways to compare and contrast!