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Activity Overview


The third grade standard for "compare and contrast" is focused on comparing two different books by the same author about the same or similar characters. The Mouse and the Motorcycle is part of a series of books about Ralph, so it presents a perfect opportunity to practice this standard. Students can choose to compare The Mouse and the Motorcycle with Runaway Ralph or Ralph S. Mouse. They can compare the theme, setting, plot, or all of the above.


Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 2-3

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Compare and Contrast with T-Charts

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/9] Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that compares and contrasts the settings, themes, or plot in two Beverly Cleary books.

  1. Use the T Chart template provided by your teacher.
  2. Pick a book to compare The Mouse and the Motorcycle with.
  3. Identify their similarities and differences.
  4. Illustrate each example with appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.


Rubric

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Compare and Contrast Texts/Renditions
Create a storyboard that compares the text with one or more texts, versions, or history.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Comparison Analysis
Text and images include a clear explanation of similarities and/or differences between the categories or topics. These comparisons go beyond superficial elements and show strong understanding of the story elements.
Text and images include an explanation of similarities and/or differences between the categories or topics, but the explanation may lack clarity or show only superficial understanding in some squares.
Text and images may include no explanation of similarities and/or differences, or they may make only superficial or inaccurate comparisons.
Textual Explanation
The text clearly and accurately describes all the scenes and concepts depicted.
The text clearly and accurately describes most of the scenes and concepts depicted.
The text fails to describe most of the scenes clearly and accurately.
Storyboard Image and Effort
Student clearly shows effort to convey the setting, characters and specific scene of the book. The scene is clearly identifiable based on the graphic depiction.
Student attempts to convey the setting, characters, and specific scene through use of graphics, but the depiction may be confusing, disordered, or lack some detail.
Student does not clearly convey the setting, characters, and scene.
Spelling and Grammar
Student uses exemplary spelling and grammar. There are no errors.
Student makes one or two minor errors in spelling and grammar.
Student makes multiple errors in spelling and grammar.




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