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Activity Overview

Josh and JB are identical twins, but they are very different. Josh had long hair (well, HAD long hair!) and JB shaves his head. Josh is quiet and JB is loud. Josh wants to go to Duke and JB wants to go to UNC. They both struggle with finding their own identity, while still remaining close knit and growing up together. For this activity, students will create a T chart, comparing the two main characters.

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Complete a chart comparing Josh and JB in The Crossover.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Identify the traits you will compare and type them into the title boxes (examples include hair, school, personality).
  3. Write a description in the box below.
  4. Create an image to illustrate each character's traits using appropriate scenes, items, and characters.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/3] Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3] Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).


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