Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.
With support, read and comprehend nonfiction that is grade-level appropriate.
I Can Statements
-I can identify the topic of texts.
-I can identify similarities between two texts on the same topic.
-I can identify differences between two texts on the same topic.
-What was this text about? What was that text about? Were both texts about the same topic? If so, what topic?
-How are the texts similar?
-How are the texts different?
Practical Examples, Standards, and Digital Resources
Speaking and Listening Examples
-Read aloud two different nonfiction texts on the same topic and have students identify the main idea and key details.
-After listening to two different nonfiction texts on the same topic, have students complete a Venn diagram about the similarities and differences between the two texts.
-After a read aloud two different nonfiction texts on the same topic, have students turn and talk about the main idea and key details.
-Students can orally describe similarities and differences between two nonfiction books on the same topic.
Speaking and Listening Standards
English Learner Considerations
The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs.They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.
-allow visuals in hand
-use video clips
-allow anchor chart of text features in hand
-use picture books
-encourage hands-on learning
-provide modified texts
-post visuals for reference
-provide anchor charts of text features for reference
-pre teach text features
-provide modified texts
-provide visuals if needed
-structure guided reading groups
Special Education Considerations
The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.