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Reading a comparison-contrast essay
« on: May 03, 2016, 11:21:43 PM »
I liked this lesson plan on reading a comparison-contrast essay. The lesson intends to get students familiar with a comparison-contrast essay by providing well-designed pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading activities for students to understand a basic comparison-contrast essay about the educational systems of the US and Japan. I especially liked the during-reading called “think aloud” in which students answer some questions embedded into the text by either writing answers or telling answers to their partner. I also like the graphic organizer on p. 28. One thing I might to add to this lesson is a post reading focus-on-form activity in which students underline the language used for comparison and/or contrast in the text such as however and on the other hand. This reading lesson would also work as a step stone for teaching how to write a comparison-contrast essay.