Student: Jocelyn (name changed)
Subject: Language Arts
* Highly motivated
* Enjoys discussion (likes to answer questions)
* Aware of her need to ask for help and willing to do so
* Can work independently on things she understands
* Uses time efficiently
* Very social
* Difficulty with identifying mistakes
* Easily frustrated with things she does not understand
* Lack of coping skills for frustration
* Test Anxiety
* Difficulty with abstract concepts such as figurative language
Strengths in Language Arts:
* Shows interest in reading/language arts
* Listens with comprehension to stories
* Basic sight ...view middle of the document...
2) Compare and contrast the most important points presented on the same topic. (2.RI.9)
3) Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. a. Follow agreed‐upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion). b. Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others. c. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion. (2.SL.1)
1) Student will tell the similarities between two objects - compare
2) Student will tell the differences between two objects – contrast
A granola bar for each student
A chocolate candy bar for each student
A copy of a Venn diagram for each student
Teacher will give each student a granola bar and a chocolate candy bar. Explain to students that when you are comparing two things you want to think of all the ways they are the same. Have the students look at the two objects they were given. Ask “How are the granola bar and the chocolate bar alike?” Write their answers in a column in the middle of the board under the heading “Alike.” Responses might include brown, rectangular, sweet, etc. Again explain that comparing two things is finding the way they are alike.
Tell the students that when you contrast things you are finding the ways they are different. Have the students look at the items they were given. Ask “How are the granola bar and the chocolate bar different?” Write their responses on the board. Put the differences found for the granola bar in a column on the left side and those found for the chocolate bar in a column on the right side. Explain again that finding the differences in things is contrasting them.
Explain that sometimes a “Venn diagram” helps you to see the differences and similarities between things. Enclose the words on the board by drawing a Venn diagram with the center “cross” portion enclosing “alike” and the outsides enclosing “differences” on each side. Explain that where the diagram crosses or overlaps are the similarities, or where the items are the same and that where the circles do not overlap shows the differences.
Have the students fill out their own Venn diagrams.
Participation in class discussion...