RL.K.9

With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

 


VOCABULARY
  • Characters
  • Compare
  • Contrast

  • Experiences
  • Similarities
  • Differences
 
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD  what's this

  • Students who demonstrate they can compare and contrast adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories understand and effectively use the following vocabulary words (previously taught or newly learned for this standard): compare, contrast, experiences, adventures, characters, similarities, differences, describe, and stories
  • Before students can compare and contrast experiences and adventures of characters in familiar stories, they must be able to recognize characters in a story and describe key details about what happens to the characters and/or what the characters do.
  • Students who are able to compare and contrast adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories know that a story is made up of a series of related events (the plot) and has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
  • Students must understand the concept of similarities and differences before they are able to compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters.
  • Comparing and contrasting adventures and experiences of characters requires that students use (or expand) their academic vocabulary to include words such as compare, contrast, experiences, adventures, characters, plot, events, differences, and similarities.
  • Contrasting and comparing the adventures and experiences of characters from familiar texts requires students to have (or develop) rudimentary analysis skills necessary to discern similarities and differences in the adventures and experiences of two or more characters.
  • 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 what's this
  • What is the first step to contrasting and comparing character experiences within a text?
  • What prerequisite skills do students need to have mastered in order to compare and contrast experiences and adventures of characters in familiar stories?
  • What previously learned words must be reviewed and what new words must be learned to support this standard?
  • In what ways can identifying similarities and differences between characters be integrated into an overall comparison between two 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.1.9 to see the progression of related skills.