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T-Rex compares and contrasts

Subject English Language Arts — Language, Reading Foundational Skills, Reading Standards for Fiction, Reading Standards for Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, Writing, Science — Life Science, Science, Science and Engineering Practices
Grade Level Kindergarten, Grades 1-5
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Helps teachers achieve common core standards for comparing and contrasting by teaching students how to compare and contrast using similarities and differences between a T-Rex and humans as discussed in the picture book How to Care for Your T-Rex. Includes optional scientific discovery and exploration compare and contrast section.

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Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.
Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

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