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Learning Objective Name _________________________

Today, we will compare and contrast characters.

CFU

What are we going to do today?


Activate (or provide) Prior Knowledge
What is the same about these two pictures?

What is different about these two pictures?





A B

CFU


Students, you already know how to tell what is the same and different about two things. Telling what is the same is called comparing. Telling what is different is called contrasting. We will use your skill of telling what is the same and different to compare and contrast characters in stories we read.

Concept Development

A character is a person, animal, or thing in the story.



Examples: From The Gingerbread Man


Characters

Woman


Fox

Gingerbread Man




To compare and contrast the characters of two stories, we tell what is the same and what is different.


Example:

Story #1

Story #2

The Gingerbread Man

Adapted from Project Gutenberg

1. Once, there was an old woman who was lonely. 2. She decided to make a gingerbread man to keep her company. 3. She decorated him with cherries and nuts. 27 words


The Gingerbread Boy

Adapted from Project Gutenberg

1. There once was a young woman who had no children. 2. Tired of feeling lonely, she baked a gingerbread boy one day. 3. She decorated him with sugar and icing. 28 words


How are the women the same? They are both lonely.

How are the women different? One woman is old; one woman is young.

CFU


When we compare and contrast characters in two stories, what do we do?

Which pair of words names characters? Explain your answer.




  1. Walking and the morning B. Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother

In your own words, what is a character? A character is _____________________.


Skill Development/Guided Practice

A character is a person, animal, or thing in the story.


  • A character talks or does things in a story.

To compare and contrast the characters of two stories, we tell what is the same and what is different.

Compare and contrast characters.

Step #1: Read the question to determine what you are looking for. (underline)

Step #2: Read the story to identify the answer in the story. (underline)

Step #3: Write the answer to the question. Repeat the steps for story #2.

Step #4: Compare and contrast your answers for story #1 and story #2; then circle the answer.




Story #1

Story #2

The Best Dog in the World

by Maria

1. Fluffy is a big dog. 2. She has long, white hair and small brown spots. 3. She loves to play.

4. She loves to play with people. 5. She loves to play with other dogs. 6. She even loves to play with her toys by herself! 7. Sometimes, I think Fluffy would never stop playing if we didn’t make her.

54 words


The Best Dog in the World

by Erin

1. Princess is the best dog in the world!

2. She is so cute. 3. She likes to sit and have me brush her long, white hair. 4. Even though she’s big, she and I like to snuggle up on the couch.

5. Princess could lie there and watch TV all day, I think. 6. I can tell she knows how good she looks when we’re done. 61 words


In Maria’s story, what does the dog look like?


In Erin’s story, what does the dog look like?


1. Do the dogs look the same or different? How?

A They look the same. They both are big dogs with long, white hair.

B They look different. One dog is big; the other dog is small.


In Maria’s story, what does the dog like to do?

In Erin’s story, what does the dog like to do?


2. Do the dogs act differently or the same? How?

A They act the same. They are both very active.

B They act differently. One dog is very active; the other one is not.


CFU (#1) How did I/you determine which words were important in the question?

(#2) How did I/you identify the answer in the story?

(#3) How did I/you compare and contrast the answers to answer the final question?

Relevance

A character is a person, animal, or thing in the story.


  • A character talks or does things in a story.

To compare and contrast characters of two stories, we tell what is the same and what is different.


  1. Comparing and contrasting characters will help you understand what is the same and what is different between two stories.



  1. Comparing and contrasting characters will help you see similarities of stories from different countries.





Little Red Riding Hood

A fairy tale from the United States






Lon Po Po (Red Riding Hood)

A fairy tale from China




  1. Comparing and contrasting characters will help you do well on tests.

CFU


Does anyone else have another reason why it is relevant to compare and contrast characters? (pair-share) Why is it relevant to compare and contrast characters? You may give me one of my reasons or one of your own. Which reason is the most relevant to you? Why?

A character is a person, animal, or thing in the story.

  • A character talks or does things in a story.

To compare and contrast the characters of two stories, we tell what is the same and what is different.

Skill Closure Compare and contrast characters.

Step #1: Read the question to determine what you are looking for. (underline)

Step #2: Read the story to identify the answer in the story. (underline)

Step #3: Write the answer to the question. Repeat the steps for story #2.

Step #4: Compare and contrast your answers for story #1 and story #2; then circle the

answer.



Story #1

Story #2

Cars

by Sandy


1. Carl the car was out for a drive. 2. He was looking for mud puddles to splash through. 3. There’s nothing more fun than a good run through some mud.

28 words


Cars

by Levi


1. Carrie the car is so happy.

2. Today she is going to the car wash.

3. She is going to get a nice, hot bath with lots of soap. 4. Then, her paint will be nice and shiny again.

36 words


What does the car like to do in story #1?


What does the car like to do in story #2?


1. Do the cars like the same or different things? How?

A They like the same things. They both like to be shiny.

B They like different things. One car likes to stay clean, while the other

car likes to get dirty.


Concept Closure

David says the Talking Mirror in the story of Snow White is a character. John says the apple Snow White eats is a character. Who is correct? How do you know?
Summary Closure

What did you learn today about comparing and contrasting characters? (pair-share)


Independent Practice Name ________________________

A character is a person, animal, or thing in the story.


  • A character talks or does things in a story.

To compare and contrast the characters of two stories, we tell what is the same and what is different.
Compare and contrast characters.

Step #1: Read the question to determine what you are looking for. (underline)

Step #2: Read the story to identify the answer in the story. (underline)

Step #3: Write the answer to the question. Repeat the steps for story #2.

Step #4: Compare and contrast your answers for story #1 and story #2; then circle the answer.



Story #1

Story #2

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

by Carlos
1. One day, Goldilocks was walking through the forest. 2. She came upon an empty house.

3. Goldilocks was bored, so she snuck inside like a thief. 4. She saw some food on the table and decided to steal some. 5. She saw some chairs and sat in them. 6. They were so comfy; she jumped up and down on them until one of them broke.

60 words


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

by Amy

1. Once upon a time, a darling little girl named Goldilocks stumbled upon an empty house in the woods. 2. She saw three full bowls of

oatmeal sitting out on the table. 3. Goldilocks was not one to waste food, so she decided to have some. 4. After, she washed and dried the dishes.

5. She saw some chairs that were very dirty, so she cleaned those up too. 6. After all her hard work, Goldilocks was very tired. 7. So, she carefully sat down in one of the chairs to rest.

85 words


In Carlos’ story, what did Goldilocks do?

In Amy’s story, what did Goldilocks do?


1. Is Goldilocks the same or different in both stories? How?

A She is the same. She is a kind, thoughtful girl.

B She is different. She is cute and sweet in one story and sneaky in the other.


Periodic Review 1 Name ________________________

A character is a person, animal, or thing in the story.



  • A character talks or does things in a story.

To compare and contrast the characters of two stories, we tell what is the same and what is different.

Compare and contrast characters.

Step #1: Read the question to determine what you are looking for. (underline)

Step #2: Read the story to identify the answer in the story. (underline)

Step #3: Write the answer to the question. Repeat the steps for story #2.

Step #4: Compare and contrast your answers for story #1 and story #2; then circle the answer.





Story #1

Story #2

My Sister

by Rachel

1. I love my older sister Julia, but she can be such a pain sometimes. 2. She is always talking on the phone. 3. She takes forever to get ready when we go somewhere. 4. Julia also hogs the bathroom in the morning.

39 words


My Sister

by Mason

1. My sister Polly is just a baby. 2. I love her, but sometimes she gets all the attention from my parents. 3. She’s very loud and tries to take my toys. 4. She is always sticking things in her mouth. 5. She chewed off half the cover of my book once.


47 words

What does the sister do in story #1?


What does the sister do in story #2?


1. Do the sisters act the same or differently? How?

A They act the same because they both do things that are annoying.

B They act the same because they both act like babies.

C They act differently. One sister is nice; the other sister is mean.




Periodic Review 2 Name ________________________

A character is a person, animal, or thing in the story.



  • A character talks or does things in a story.

To compare and contrast the characters of two stories, we tell what is the same and what is different.
Compare and contrast characters.

Step #1: Read the question to determine what you are looking for. (underline)

Step #2: Read the story to identify the answer in the story. (underline)

Step #3: Write the answer to the question. Repeat the steps for story #2.

Step #4: Compare and contrast your answers for story #1 and story #2; then circle the answer.

Story #1


Story #2

The New Dog

by Joe
1. My friend Chris just got a new dog named Tiger. 2. When I went over to Chris’ house, Tiger ran to the door and barked and barked. 3. He snarled and showed his teeth. 4. The hair on his back was standing straight up. 5. I thought Tiger was going to bite me for sure!

51 words


The New Dog

by Destiny
1. My family and I went to the shelter today to take home a new dog. 2. There was a big dog there named Wiggles that my brother liked.

3. When we took him out of the cage, his tail was wagging, and he kept licking my dad. 4. He wouldn’t stop jumping around. 5. I wanted a calm dog. 6. I just knew Wiggles would jump up and knock me over.

66 words


What does the dog do in story #1?


What does the dog do in story #2?


1. Do the dogs act the same or different? How?

A They act the same. They both act scared.

B They act differently. One is unfriendly, while the other is friendly.


How did Joe feel about the dog?



How did Destiny feel about the dog?

2. Did Joe and Destiny feel differently or the same? How?

A They felt the same. They were both nervous about the dogs.

B They felt differently. One was excited about the dog, while the other was scared.

Periodic Review 3 Name ________________________

A character is a person, animal, or thing in the story.


  • A character talks or does things in a story.

To compare and contrast the characters of two stories, we tell what is the same and what is different.

Compare and contrast characters.

Step #1: Read the question to determine what you are looking for. (underline)

Step #2: Read the story to identify the answer in the story. (underline)

Step #3: Write the answer to the question. Repeat the steps for story #2.

Step #4: Compare and contrast your answers for story #1 and story #2; then circle the answer.




Story #1

Story #2

The Lonely Prince

by Parker

1. Once upon a time, there was a prince named Hank. 2. Even though Hank was a prince, he was running out of money. 3. He did not want to stop his daily shopping trips to the mall, so he fired all of his cooks and maids instead. 4. Now, Hank needed to find a wife to do all the cooking and cleaning for him. 5. Hank put an ad in the paper.

6. It said, “Prince looking for a wife. 7. Must be quiet and beautiful. 8. Must love to cook and clean.”

86 words



The Lonely Prince

by Shawn

1. Once upon a time, there was a prince named Leon. 2. Leon was loved by his kingdom.

3. When not busy in the castle, Leon would visit the sick in the hospital. 4. He would also help feed the poor in the city. 5. Leon was always very busy helping others, but he often felt lonely. 6. The queen decided that Leon needed a wife. 7. She threw a party and invited all the princesses she knew to come. 8. But Leon went on a date with a doctor at the hospital instead. 9. They lived happily ever after.

91 words



In Parker’s story, what does the prince do?


In Shawn’s story, what does the prince do?



1. How are the princes the same or different?

A They are the same because they are both kind people looking for a wife.

B They are the same because they are both looking for a wife. They are different because one prince is

kind, and the other is not.

C They are different because one prince wanted a wife, and the other wanted to be alone.

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Compare and contrast plots, settings, and

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