Backwards Design Lesson Plan
Designer: Jimmy Tinoco Term/Cadre: Fall Term 3
Cadre 19Subject Area: Language Arts Title: Compare and ContrastStage 1
Desired ResultsEstablished Goals: R 2.5 Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate text: compare and contrastinformation on the same topic after reading several passages or articlesUnderstandings:
Students will understand that:
- there is/are a signal word/s that tell whether you arecomparing or contrasting- that you can compare and contrast information on thesame topic after reading several passages- that several passages can have details that are similar - that several passages can have details that are different
What types of passages will have details to compare andcontrast?Will there always be things to compare and contrast in astory?
Students will know: Students will be able to:Stage 2
Assessment EvidencePerformance Tasks:
- Students will be introduced to signal words and practice
picking them out of sample sentences explaining why
(there will be sample of both comparing and contrasting)
- the different types of passages being read
- writing sentences that compare and contrast two pictures
of two types of bears making sure they’re using signa
lwords- reading aloud grade-level passages
- on how you can use the compare and contrast skill in alltypes of readings- on how you can relate compare and contrast skill to real-world situations
- approaching whiteboard and circling signal words insentences.- filling out template with
comparing andcontrasting to pictures that are related in some way- filling out template with complete
to compareand contrast after reading to grade-level passages- use skills learned to take a multiple-choice test oncomparing and contrasting
Learning PlanLearning Activities:
- Students should be able to read a variety of grade-level passagesindependently- Students should be able to understand the concept of two things having similarities and differences
W = Whereto; Where from- Share objective:
I will compare and contrast information on the same topic afterreading several passages or articles.
- Share that it is an important reading comprehension skill that will make them better readers and thinkers.- Give clarity on what compare and contrast mean along with their signal words andhave them know that they will apply those words to grade-level passages.- Skills will be taught in a sequence that will build up to the main objective.
- Students will know how to find the differences andsimilarities in two different passages.- Students will know how to compare and contrast thecharacters, settings, and plots of two different passages.- Students will be able to find the similarities in two or more different passages.- Students will be able to find the differences in two or more different passages.- Students will be able to compare and contrastdifferent passages across the curriculum.