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1 Comparing and Contrasting Story Elements

2 Released 2010 Read the following sentences from the passage. Based upon the context clues in these sentences, what will the reader infer to be the meaning of the word communicate? F. To speak a new language G. To make information known H. To climb a wall safely J. To tell someone what to do

3 Released 2010 Read the following sentences from the passage. Based upon the context clues in these sentences, what will the reader infer to be the meaning of the word communicate? F. To speak a new language G. To make information known H. To climb a wall safely J. To tell someone what to do

4 Released 2010 Read the following sentences from the passage. Based upon the context clues in these sentences, what will the reader infer to be the meaning of the word communicate? F. To speak a new language G. To make information known H. To climb a wall safely J. To tell someone what to do

5 TODAY I WILL LEARN HOW TO….. compare and contrast the story elements (the traits of a character) by citing text- based evidence.

6 VOCABULARY

7 Story Elements SettingPlotCharactersThemeConflict

8 Setting- Where the story took place

9 Plot- Events or Action in the Story One little pig built a straw house.

10 Characters- the person or thing that performs the action in the story.

11 Theme- central or main idea of the story The pigs learn the importance of doing things well. If you build a brick house, it will last longer than building a straw house. The pigs learn the importance of doing things well. If you build a brick house, it will last longer than building a straw house.

12 Conflict- problem that has to be solved in a story. The wolf is trying eat the pigs for dinner. So he tries to catch them by blowing their houses down.

13 Character Traits- description of the character smartpersistentcourageous

14 Compare and Contrast Same Different

15 CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING

16 Check for Understanding How many story elements are there? Name them. There are 5 story elements. Plot, Setting, Characters, Theme, Conflict There are 5 story elements. Plot, Setting, Characters, Theme, Conflict

17 Check for Understanding What is the difference between the plot and the conflict? The plot describes the events or action in the story. The conflict describes a problem that has to be solved in the story.

18 Check for Understanding When you describe the personality of a character, you are describing …………. Character Traits

19 MODELING: COMPARING AND CONTRASTING CHARACTER TRAITS

20 Brian Jamal Brian ran as fast as he could. His heart pounded heavily, but his feet felt as if it had wings. “Just a little further”, he thought to himself as he grew closer to the other team’s runner. With a final burst of speed, Brian shot across the finish line-two steps ahead of the runner in blue. Jamal’s sneakers were like lead weights dragging his feet down into the track. He knew the runner in the blue shirt was going to zoom past him at any minute. Why couldn’t he move faster? Jamal did not want his part of the relay race to cause his team to lose.

21 Brian Jamal Brian ran as fast as he could. His heart pounded heavily, but his feet felt as if it had wings. “Just a little further”, he thought to himself as he grew closer to the other team’s runner. With a final burst of speed, Brian shot across the finish line-two steps ahead of the runner in blue. Jamal’s sneakers were like lead weights dragging his feet down into the track. He knew the runner in the blue shirt was going to zoom past him at any minute. Why couldn’t he move faster? Jamal did not want his part of the relay race to cause his team to lose.

22 Brian Determined Persistent Jamal Concerned Anxious Jamal Concerned Anxious Brian and Jamal Desire to win the race Athletic Brian and Jamal Desire to win the race Athletic

23 26. Below, read lines from the story. Now read these lines about Brian’s friend Jamal. Which of the following contrasts Brian’s attitude while running the race with Jamal’s attitude? F. Brian is determined, but Jamal is anxious. G. Brian is concerned, but Jamal is sad. H. Jamal is proud, but Brian is worried. J. Jamal is calm, but Brian is upset.

24 GUIDED PRACTICE: COMPARING AND CONTRASTING CHARACTER TRAITS

25 Group A - Define the character traits of Erik Group B- Define the character traits of Grandpa Bill The Skeleton Key Closet Creature Group C- Define the character traits of Adam Group D- Define the character traits of David Write traits on chart paper.

26 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

27 Choose 2 characters and compare and contrast their traits. The Skeleton Key Closet Creature

28 Closure Share one thing you learned from today’s lesson.


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