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Activity Overview


The two main characters, Castle "Ghost" Cranshaw and his mentor Coach Otis Brody, 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. Students may choose the characters of Ghost and Coach, or they may choose two different characters like Lu and Ghost or Patty and Sunny, etc. Students will add images and words to represent the characters, their experiences, personalities and interests.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

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.


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a Venn Diagram comparing two characters from the book Ghost.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify the characters from Ghost you wish to compare and contrast and find StoryboardThat characters that look like them.
  3. Write a list of their characteristics and experiences for each character. If there are similarities, put them in the center overlapping oval.
  4. Add attributes (images that represent a characters interests).
  5. Write a description of each of the examples.
  6. Save and submit your storyboard.

Requirements:

  1. Characters: Images of people to represent your characters.
  2. Attributes: images of items, scenes to represent their characteristics or experiences.
  3. Names of the characters and words to describe each person.
  4. Make sure their similarities are in the center oval and their differences are on either side.


Rubric

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