Comparing and Contrasting Two Texts about Poison Dart Frogs: Poison!

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Scholars compare and contrast two informational texts about Poison Dart Frogs. A brief vocabulary review and discussion lead the way to a two-part close reading—the first reading for gist the second reading for details. Followed by a close listening of a text, learners chat with their peers and apply their new-found knowledge to complete a group Venn diagram. A homework assignment extends the learning experience. 

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Fill in a Venn diagram as part of the lesson's review to familiarize pupils with the process 
  • For those that require a challenge, add a third book and circle to the Venn diagram
  • Allow early finishers to start their homework assignment when other tasks are complete 
Classroom Considerations

  • This lesson is the 10th in a series of 13 that make up a unit addressing reading comprehension techniques and frogs 
  • Preview the resource to confirm which materials are required from past lessons
Pros

  • Learners will be familiar with the lesson's routine as it is similar to past lessons
  • Instructions are written in detail 
  • Teacher Notes include ideas to meet class members' variety of needs 
Cons

  • None
NGSS