The two main characters in All American Boys, Rashad Butler and Quinn Collins, may appear different on the surface but have a lot of parallels in their lives that are revealed throughout the novel. In this activity, students will create a Venn Diagram that compares and contrasts two characters from the novel. Students may choose the characters of Rashad and Quinn or they may choose two different characters, for example, Paul Galluzzo and David Butler, English Jones and Guzzo, etc. They should make sure to add images and words to represent the characters, their experiences, personalities, and interests.
Objective: Create a Venn Diagram comparing two characters from the book All American Boys.
- Click "Start Assignment".
- Identify the characters from All American Boys you wish to compare and contrast and find Storyboard That characters that look like them.
- Write a list of their characteristics and experiences for each character.If there are similarities, put them in the center overlapping oval.
- Add attributes (images that represent a characters interests).
- Write a description of each of the examples.
- Save and submit your storyboard.
- Characters: Images of people to represent your characters.
- Attributes: images of items, scenes to represent their characteristics or experiences.
- Names of the characters and words to describe each person.
- Make sure their similarities are in the center oval and their differences are on either side.
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Compare and Contrast with T-Charts
Common Core Standards
[ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
[ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
[ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
[ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/9] Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
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