RI.2.9

Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

 


VOCABULARY
  • compare
  • graphic organizer
  • topic

  • contrast
  • main ideas
  • details

INTEGRATION IDEAS  what's this 
  • The ability to compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic supports the student’s ability to comprehend increasingly complex texts.
  • The ability to identify similarities and differences in key points of two texts on the same topic supports the student’s reading and writing across grade levels and content areas.
  • Comparing and contrasting key points using different resources on the same topic supports the growth of analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • Comparing key points from two texts on the same topic helps students understand that people may view the same topic in different ways.
  • Comparing key points from two texts on the same topic supports the notion that there may be more than one way to view a text, solve a problem, or engage in a discussion.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION  what's this 
  • What are the major ways to compare and contrast two texts that deal with the same topic? (i.e. Is making comparisons of the key points the only way to compare two texts on the same topic?)
  • Why do two authors writing on the same topic sometimes use different details or make different points?
  • What strategies are useful in identifying differences and similarities in key points between two texts?
  • What background knowledge and/or prerequisite skills are necessary to identify similarities and differences in two texts on the same topic?
  • What type of formative assessment can be used to evaluate student mastery of this standard?


LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to RI.1.9 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to RI.3.9 to see the progression of related skills.