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Literature Study Comparison Chart

Congratulations on your purchase of this Really Good Stuff® Literature Study Comparison Chart. This colorful, interactive write-on/wipe-off poster can be used time and time again to compare different stories based upon the main story elements. This chart is a powerful tool for analyzing and organizing information in stories. Comparison Chart for you to copy for your students' use. Students can compare three stories at home for homework, independently during class time, or in a small cooperative group setting during a center work time. · The A Look at Story Elements Reproducible is an activity sheet that allows students to pull apart each story element of a given story and examine it without comparison to another story. This reproducible should be used before comparing stories to make sure students understand the different elements of a story. This reproducible can also be used as remediation for a student having difficulty grasping the concept. · The Story Character Puppets Reproducible is a set of figures to be used as story character puppets. These paper figures can be cut out, colored, and glued to popsicle sticks to make puppets for your students to use as they act out a scene from a favorite story.

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· Literature Study Comparison Chart, Write Again® laminate · This Really Good Stuff® Activity Guide

Displaying the Literature Study Comparison Chart

Copy the three reproducibles found on the back of this poster before displaying it. This colorful poster should be placed at eye level with your students. Displaying the Literature Study Comparison Chart in or near your classroom library is important so students can easily access the books they will be comparing. Be mindful that if you wish for students to do the writing on the poster, you will need to have the poster positioned so that students can both reach and easily write on the poster. Remember to set out a dry erase marker near this poster.

Suggested Extension Activities

As a class, do another literature comparison, this time using stories with the same problem. For example, choose three books about not being honest. Read all three books to your class, fill out the Literature Study Comparison Chart together, and have students write a sentence about the different resolutions in each story. Invite students to write stories in their writing folders about the same conflict (for example, not being honest) and challenge them to find a different resolution other than the ones explored on the comparison chart. Divide your class into three groups. Have each group recreate one of the stories covered on the Literature Study Comparison Chart. Using the Story Character Puppets Reproducible, have students create puppets for the main characters of their story. Students can use large poster board to recreate the setting of their story. Remind students that they must cover all the story elements in their play. Invite another class to enjoy these studentproduced puppet shows. Allow students to use the Literature Study Comparison Chart as a center group activity. Leave out three books for comparison and have students work in small cooperative groups to read the stories together and fill out the chart. Use the Student Literature Study Comparison Chart Reproducible for students to copy the center group's work to bring home and share with parents. Using A Look at Story Elements Reproducible, have students make favorite character bookmarks. Have students cut out and decorate their character and then affix to tag board to make them more sturdy.

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Introducing the Literature Study Comparison Chart

Choose three books that your students have heard and are very familiar with to demonstrate how the Literature Study Comparison Chart works. Start with books by the same author for a common thread, for example, books by Jan Brett. Remind students of any other graphic organizers you may have used in the classroom to dissect and understand stories. Tell students that you will be using the Literature Study Comparison Chart to organize, compare, contrast, and analyze different stories. Have the Literature Study Comparison Chart filled out ahead of time with all the information from the three stories you pre-selected. Go through each item on the Literature Study Comparison Chart, asking students to make observations and compare the information. Record students' responses on chart paper nearby. Explain to students that you will be comparing many different types of stories using this graphic organizer. Brainstorm together with your class the many uses for this new classroom poster.

Using the Literature Study Comparison Chart Reproducibles

Copy the three reproducibles found on the back of the poster for your class before displaying it. · The Student Literature Study Comparison Chart Reproducible is an exact copy of the Literature Study

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Student Literature Study Comparison Chart Reproducible

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A Look at Story Elements Reproducible

A Look at Story Elements

Title ________________________________________________________________ Genre ______________________________________________________________

Here is a picture of the setting of the story:

The main characters in the story were: _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

Draw a picture of two of the main events in the story in the bubbles below.

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Story Character Puppets Reproducible

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