RL.1.9

Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

 


VOCABULARY
  • Characters
  • Compare
  • Contrast

  • Experiences
  • Similarities
  • Differences

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD 
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  • Students who are able to compare and contrast adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories demonstrate they can identify what characters in a story do or what happens to them.
  • Students who are able to compare and contrast adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories understand the concept of similarities and differences and are able to determine similarities and differences between two or more characters.
  • Comparing and contrasting adventures and experiences of characters requires that students have acquired an academic vocabulary that includes words such as compare, contrast, experiences, adventures, characters, plot, events, differences, and similarities.
  • Contrasting and comparing the adventures and experiences of two or more characters within a text requires students to use analysis skills to discern similarities and differences in the adventures and experiences of the characters.
  • Students who orally compare and contrast adventures and experienced of characters in a story should demonstrate a grade appropriate level of speaking and language skills.
  • Comparing and contrasting adventures and experiences of characters challenges students to integrate background knowledge into new knowledge about what happens to characters and what they do
  • Students who successfully compare and contrast experiences and adventures of characters can be guided to transfer that skill to other types of text across a variety of content areas and grades.


QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION
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  • What strategies are effective for moving students from contrasting and comparing characters experiences and adventures within a text to comparing and contrasting experiences and adventures of characters from two or more texts?
  • What prerequisite speaking, language and reading skills should students have mastered in order to compare and contrast experiences and adventures of characters in familiar stories?
  • What academic vocabulary knowledge and use supports students in comparing and contrasting experiences and adventures of two or more characters?
  • What roles do story illustrations and personal background knowledge play in supporting the ability of students to compare and contrast adventures and experiences in stories?
  • How can different versions of the same fable be used to identify similarities and differences in the main character from story to story?


LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to RL.K.9 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to RL.2.9 to see the progression of related skills.