RI.3.9

Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

 


VOCABULARY
  • compare
  • contrast
  • relevance

  • key events
  • main idea
  • important points

  • topic
  • irrelevant
  • key details

INTEGRATION IDEAS what's this
  • Comparing and contrasting important points and details from two texts on the same topic supports the development of cross-curriculum analytical skills.
  • Comparing and contrasting important points and details from two texts on the same topic provides the necessary foundation for students to analyze problems and information from multiple perspectives.
  • Comparing and contrasting important points and details from two texts on the same topic assists students in identifying relevant information, separating fact from opinion, and evaluating whether important events are supported by valid reasons/details.
  • Comparing and contrasting important points presented by two texts on the same topic supports the student’s ability to comprehend increasingly complex texts across content areas and grade levels.
  • Comparing key points from two texts on the same topic helps students understand that people may view the same topic in different ways.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
  • What are the major ways to compare and contrast the details of two texts that focus on the same topic?
  • What pre-requisite knowledge and skills (i.e. thinking/problem solving skills) must young readers have in order to compare and contrast important points and key details from two (or more) texts on the same topic?
  • What types of graphic organizers assist developing readers to compare and contrast main points and key details in texts.
  • Why do two authors writing on the same topic sometimes use different details or make different points?
  • What type of formative assessment can be used to evaluate student mastery of this standard.



LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to RI.2.9 to see skills mastered prior to this.