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Comparing Themes . Modern Fantasy 5 th Grade. Connection. We have learned how to analyze a series of chapters, stanzas, or scenes to explain how they fit together to provide the overall structure of the story. Understanding this structure helps us to interpret a theme in the text.

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Comparing themes

Comparing Themes

Modern Fantasy

5th Grade


Connection
Connection

  • We have learned how to analyze a series of chapters, stanzas, or scenes to explain how they fit together to provide the overall structure of the story.

  • Understanding this structure helps us to interpret a theme in the text.


The ugly duckling bad case of the stripes
The ugly ducklingbad case of the stripes

  • Today we will compare and contrast stories on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

  • We are going to use the theme, “Be true to yourself” to analyze two texts.

  • Who can retell the story “Bad Case of the Stripes?”

  • Now let’s listen to “The Ugly Duckling.”

  • http://www.speakaboos.com/full-text/the-ugly-duckling/

  • this story has the same theme as A Bad Case of Stripes which is “Be true to yourself.”


  • A strategy we can use to compare and contrast how authors approach similar themes is to think about the pivotal moments that are present throughout the book.

  • What challenges do the characters face?

  • How do characters respond to the challenges they face?

  • We can record our ideas on a chart so that it is visually easier to compare and contrast the different approaches.


Comparing approaches to themes in stories theme be true to yourself
Comparing Approaches to Themes in Stories approach similar themes is to think about the Theme: Be true to yourself


Discuss
Discuss approach similar themes is to think about the

  • By comparing and contrasting these approaches we can gain new perspectives of a theme.

  • How have these different approaches altered your perceptions of this theme?


Guided practice
Guided Practice approach similar themes is to think about the

  • You will reread Sleeping Beauty and then read the text Beauty and the Beast.

  • You and a partner will complete the Comparing Approaches to Themes in Stories chart for both stories.


Comparing approaches to themes in stories theme true love conquers all
Comparing Approaches to Themes in Stories approach similar themes is to think about the Theme: True Love Conquers All


Link approach similar themes is to think about the

  • As you read stories on your own, take time to think about how they compare to other stories you have read with similar themes.

  • Making connections among texts, comparing and contrasting authors’ approaches to development of themes will help you gain a deeper understanding of a theme’s meaning.


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