Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Compare and Contrast ELA CCSS

Compare and Contrast | Reading Literacy CCSS ELA | Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures. Fiction and non-fiction compare and contrast reading passages grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

Compare and contrast reading passages with Socratic seminar questions | Compare and Contrast Close Reading Passages Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

Opposition of good vs. evil

The Mortis Mirror a Myth about Hate and Anger! PDF Reading Fluency Passage 
Grade 4-5-6 Reading Fluency Drill

The Mortis Mirror (Troll-Mirror) a Myth about Hate and Anger!

An evil mythical creature called the Mortis has a magic mirror that distorts the appearance of everything it reflects. It refuses to reflect the good and beautiful aspects of humanity, like love, while magnifying humanities bad and ugly aspects, like anger. Mortis, who teaches children to hate, lie, and deceive at a school of selfishness “bully school," took the mirror and his pupils throughout the world and delighted in using the cursed mirror to distort everyone and everything; the mirror reflects the loveliest places on Earth as "polluted hot wastelands." After traveling the world for many millennium, using the mirror to corrupt peoples hearts with cold selfish desires and angry visions. They devised a plan to carry the mirror into Heaven with the idea of making angry fools of all the humans of earth for eternity, but the higher they lifted it, the more the mirror grinned and shook with delight, and it slipped from their grasp and fell back to Earth, shattering into billions of pieces. These miniscule splinters — some no larger than a particle of dust — were blown around the world and when they get into people's hearts, minds, and eyes, their hearts freeze like blocks of ice making their eyes see the world and people like the Mortis-mirror itself, seeing only the bad and ugly in people and things.  
  • Why would children choose to go to bully school?
  • How might bullies see the world? 
  • What would you do if you got a particle of the Mortis mirror in your eyes? 
  • What is the moral of this fable? 
  • What key details support the moral of this fable? 
  • What is the message of this folktale or myth? 
  • What key details support the meaning of the message?
  • How would you continue this story? 
  • Why would you see the world with angry eyes? 
  • What can we learn from this myth or fable? 
  • Why would this be a good myth or fable to share with children? 
24 Nonfiction Passages for Test Practice Grades 2–3
24 Nonfiction Passages for Test Practice Grades 3–5
24 Nonfiction Passages for Test Practice Grades 6–8

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