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Part 3: “Hilda Must Be Dancing” and “Giraffes Can’t Dance” — Compare/Contrast (cont.)

November 20, 2015

Word Cards on SticksGive each child a completed map identical to the one on your white board and on the reverse side have ready a map with just a blank template for drawing.

Ask the children to look at the side with the text and review the compare/contrast items they came up with in the previous lesson. Make, and have ready, several baggies containing the compare/contrast words presented yesterday and ask students to place them in front of them, as shown.

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Part 2: “Hilda Must Be Dancing” and “Giraffes Can’t Dance” — Compare and Contrast

November 16, 2015

Blank Perspective MapReview the two stories with the children using the narrative icons/map and present the Compare/Contrast Map on a white board (or chart paper, depending on your situation). I set it all up ahead of time.

Begin by explaining the map to the children. Then, suggest that we start thinking of ways the two stories are the same/different using the SGM retelling icons. Start with the Character icon. Ask the children how Hilda and Gerald are the same/different...

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