Compare Contrast Themes & Topics Across Cultures Print or Digital Google Version

Compare Contrast Themes & Topics Across Cultures Print or Digital Google Version

This can be used for Homeschool students, 3rd-5th grade.

Includes: PDF, 47 pages

This product is perfect for distance learning. This product can be used to supplement RL.4.9. Compare and contrast how similar topics and themes are treated in stories, myths and traditional literature of different cultures. →This product could also be used to teach RL.3.9 & RL.5.9.

This resource includes a printed packet, digital Google Slides, as well as a TpT Digital Activity.

⭐Are you looking for a digital only version? Click the link to find it!

Digital Compare and Contrast Themes & Topics Across Cultures for Google Drive™

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HOW TO USE THIS RESCUE FOR DISTANCE LEARNING:

  1. To access the Google version, use the links in this downloadable PDF. Simply click on each link to make a copy for your Google Drive and then assign the Google Slides as a class project to your students.
  2. Use the TpT’s new digital tool! Click the “Create Digital Activity” button after you have completed your purchase. This will allow you to access a version with text boxes that can be used by students and a highlighter tool to color it. The digital overlay can be edited or left as it is.
  3. Kami is a Chrome extension that you can download to your computer. This extension allows you to share individual files with students, even if the entire file is not needed. After you have selected the pages you wish to share, you can email them to students or parents so they can complete the assignment.
  4. DocHub allows students to easily create PDFs. DocHub is an online and mobile PDF editor. It can be used free of charge within any Google app. Students can highlight text and answer multiple-choice question by using DocHub.

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PRINTABLE VERSIONThis is:

This package includes 5 lessons and 5 practice pages. Students will learn about the topic, plot, and theme in these lessons.

  1. Comparing Topics and Themes across Cultures (introduction).
  2. Compare & Contrast 2 Greek Myths
  3. Compare & Contrast 2 Fables
  4. Compare & Contrast Two Folktales
  5. Compare & Contrast 2 Fairy Tales

Students can find commonalities and differences in each lesson by looking at the theme, patterns of events, or topic.

Each lesson follows the same format.

  • Students are required to read 2 stories of traditional literature: Myths/Fables/Folktales or Fairy Tales.
  • Students create a Venn-diagram that allows them to compare and contrast themes and subjects in both stories.
  • Students are asked questions regarding topic, pattern, and theme.
  • Students will compare the stories by using setting, character traits, conclusion, and text evidence.

⭐Lesson #1: Introduction

To introduce the topic, pattern and theme of this mini-unit, use the first 2 pages. Give students the opportunity to practice these literacy skills.

⭐Lesson #2: Myths

Students compare and contrast:

  • Thor’s Mighty Hammer (a Greek mythical adaption)
  • Perseus & Medusa – a Greek mythical adaptation

⭐Lesson #3: Fables

Students compare and contrast:

  • A Fox and His Skin (a Chinese fable)
  • The Wolf and the Goat (a Greek fable)

⭐Lesson #4: Folktales

Students compare and contrast:

  • Anansi the Spider (an African folktale)
  • Coyote, the Hen (a Native American folktale)

⭐Lesson #5: Fairy Tales

Students compare and contrast:

  • Ojibwa fairytale adaptation of Sootface
  • Yeh-Shen is a Chinese fairy tale adaptation.

Notice: You can take these lessons in a group, with literature circles, or together.

Suggestion: Take the first two lessons with you, either in literature circles or with a partner. Check for understanding. Assess the understanding of the two previous lessons.

Answer keys for all pages are available.

DIGITAL VERSIONThis is:

This digital resource contains 5 lessons that compare and contrast topics and themes across cultures. Students will learn about the topic, plot, and the theme in these lessons.

Created in Google Slides™

Compatible with Google Classroom™ and Google Drive™

Each lesson follows the same format.

  • Students are required to read 2 stories of traditional literature: Myths/Fables/Folktales or Fairy Tales.
  • To compare and contrast the themes and topics in two stories, students use a Venn diagram.
  • Students are asked questions regarding topic, pattern, and theme.
  • Students will compare the stories by using setting and character traits. They’ll also write conclusions while citing text evidence.

⭐Lesson #1: Introduction

This course introduces students to the topic, structure, theme, culture, and other aspects of life.

⭐Lesson #2: Myths

Students compare and contrast:

  • Thor’s Mighty Hammer (a Greek mythical adaption)
  • Perseus & Medusa – a Greek mythical adaptation

⭐Lesson #3: Fables

Students compare and contrast:

  • A Fox and His Skin (a Chinese fable)
  • The Wolf and the Goat (a Greek fable)

⭐Lesson #4: Folktales

Students compare and contrast:

  • Anansi the Spider (an African folktale version)
  • Coyote, the Hen (a Native American folktale)

⭐Lesson #5: Fairy Tales

Students compare and contrast:

  • Ojibwa fairytale adaptation of Sootface
  • Yeh-Shen is a Chinese fairy tale adaptation.

Answer keys included!

*Note: The mythical stories and the fables (excluding trickster tales) included in this download are also used in McGraw Hill CCSS Literacy Handbook. All stories have been revised with many additional details. My original ideas for all comprehension questions, graphic organizers and comparison activities were used.

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Standard

CCSSRL.5.9

Compare and contrast stories of the same genre (e.g. mystery and adventure stories) to compare their approaches to similar themes.

CCSSRL.

Compare and contrast how similar topics and themes are treated in stories, myths and traditional literature of different cultures.

CCSSRL.3.9

This interactive activity is ready to use and students can complete it on any device. You can use Easel from TpT for free! Learn more.

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