This activity allows students to make connections between their experiences and the text, comparing and contrasting characters, ideas and events. They also make inferences and draw conclusions that expand their understanding. Good readers reflect and respond and are willing to modify and extend their thinking when exposed to other ideas.
Reading Strategy 6: Connect what you read with what you already know.
Reading Strategy 9: Identify and interpret literary elements in different genres.
Reading Strategy 11: Make inferences and draw conclusions.
Reading Strategy 12: Reflect and respond.
(2) Give students opportunities to use Venn diagrams in small groups, sorting and comparing objects, illustrations and information.
(3) Model the use of a blank Venn diagram to record comparisons and contrasts.
(24) Have students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast two characters, two different stories, two settings and two concepts.
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