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.
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Objective: Create a Venn Diagram comparing two characters from the book All American Boys.
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Compare and Contrast
Text includes a clear explanation of similarities and differences between the characters. These comparisons go beyond superficial elements and show strong understanding.
Text includes an explanation of similarities and differences between the characters, but the explanation may lack clarity or show only superficial understanding.
Text may include no explanation of similarities and differences between the characters, or they may make only superficial or inaccurate comparisons.
Student clearly shows effort, time and care to include appropriate StoryboardThat characters for each book character and uses items, animals or scenes in their design to describe their characters attributes.
Depictions of characters and their attributes are mostly accurate to the story but may have some discrepancies. The depictions show minimal effort, time, and care.
Many depictions of characters and their attributes are inaccurate or they are missing. There was very little time or effort put into the depictions.
Spelling and Grammar
Student uses exemplary spelling and grammar. There are no errors.
Student makes a minor error in spelling and grammar.
Student makes several minor errors in spelling and grammar.