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Compare & Contrast Map

Compare & Contrast Map
This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline for one of three types of comparison essays: whole-to-whole, similarities-to-differences, or point-to-point. A link in the introduction to the Comparison and Contrast Guide give students the chance to get definitions and look at examples before they begin working. The tool offers multiple ways to navigate information including a graphic on the right that allows students to move around the map without having to work in a linear fashion. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling The compare and contrast essay is taught through modeling from the brainstorming phase through the first draft. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit Examining Plot Conflict through a Comparison/Contrast Essay Students explore picture books to identify the characteristics of four types of conflict. Grades 3 – 6 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson

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Hero's Journey The hero's journey is an ancient story pattern that can be found in texts from thousands of years ago or in newly released Hollywood blockbusters. This interactive tool will provide students with background on the hero's journey and give them a chance to explore several of the journey's key elements. Students can use the tool to record examples from a hero's journey they have read or viewed or to plan out a hero's journey of their own.

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