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Mythology in the Middle

Students read two narrative reading selections and based on the reading, compare and contrast a character from each. After compiling the information about these characters, students record their findings in a T-chart and a Venn diagram. Also students show that they can correctly separate compiled information after re-organizing a scrambled Venn diagram. The teacher-created Venn diagram is a false model that students must correct after reading two narrative selections. This provides the teacher with two products for the summative assessment and allows for triangulation in the instruction. The prerequisite for this mini-unit is students should understand character traits of characters in a narrative reading selection. Although most of the examples in this mini unit use mythology, the structure allows for any content area that the teacher selects.

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