If you've never read Beatrice's Goat byPaige McBrier or The Royal Bee by Frances Park, you and your students are missing out on a perfect pair of books for comparing and contrasting characters! Both characters come from poverty and rise above their problems to attend school and help their families. The overall theme of each book is a life lesson we all can learn from. Here are the anchor charts our class created during the lesson. Students worked on their graphic organizers in their Reading Reflection journals as we worked on the large ones all together.The circle charts include characteristics of Beatrice and Song Ho around the inner circle. The outer circle has our inferences about the characters. We then did a venn diagram between the two. This was over two days. The students are now able to do this graphic organizer easily with other books during Literature circles or other lessons across curriculum.
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