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Lesson 13: Comparing and Contrasting

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Students compare and contrast two different countries’ library systems using a venn diagram. Then they practice writing a brief guided compare-contrast essay about the two library systems.

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  • Julian Text Access Document

  • All student notes on Main Idea and Details Chart (notes from students’ own countries of research and those taken during the previous lessons’ jigsaw presentations)

  • Main idea and details chart, teacher reference (Australia)

  • Country venn diagram (blank)

  • Country venn diagram (teacher reference)

  • Comparing and contrasting libraries handout (blank)

  • Comparing and contrasting libraries handout (teacher reference)

  • Teacher-created “Comparing and Contrasting Libraries” chart, enlarged version of the blank handout

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  • Discussion tracker
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