⭐These Digital Lessons in Google Slides contain five mini lessons focused on 2nd grade compare and contrast skills cover an entire week of instruction and activities. Teachers can use this as a presentation for their mini lessons in school or virtually. This resource can also be used as self-guided lessons for virtual learning.
⭐In this interactive resource, students compare and contrast nonfiction texts about animals and inventors through a combination of anchor charts, embedded instructional videos, skill focused activities & questions, and integrated mentor text read alouds. Students can use the included Recommended Book List to access additional read aloud stories to continue to practice these important skills.
⭐This resource is aligned with RI.2.9. If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching comparing and contrasting in nonfiction skills.
✏️Google Slides Format – Google Slides format makes this resource flexible for any classroom or distance learning need. Easily downloads to PowerPoint format.
✏️Integrated Mentor Texts – Contains YouTube links to popular mentor texts. This resource can be used alongside the featured mentor text, any of the texts in the Recommended Book List, or a book of the teacher’s choice.
✏️Embedded Video Lessons – Embedded skill focused video lessons engage students through audio-visual presentation and make learning fun.
✏️Skill Focused Activities – Questions and activities are skill focused to allow students to master each unique reading skill and strategy.
- How to Use This Resource Guide
- Daily Teacher Instructions
- Interactive Anchor Charts
- Interactive Activities
- Skill Focused Video Lesson
- Compare and Contrast Reading Exercises
- Compare and Contrast in Nonfiction Review
- Recommended Book List
*Answer Key Included
Featured Mentor Texts:
“Cool Facts About Sharks” by National Geographic Kids via YouTube
“SHARK: Animals For Kids” by All Things Animal TV via YouTube
“Bats” by Gail Gibbons via YouTube
“Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats” by Ann Earle via YouTube
“Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?” by Patrice McLaurin via YouTube
“Inventors Who Changed the World” by Heidi Poelman via YouTube