GRADE 8: MODULE 2A: UNIT 1: LESSON 17Text Comparisons:Comparing Text Structures and Text Types (Chapter 9)Work TimeMeeting Students’ NeedsA. Comparing and Contrasting Text Structure (15 minutes) •Let students know that today they will be using their skills to compare (think about similarities) and contrast (think about differences). Emphasize that this ability to compare and contrast across texts or mediums is a crucial skill now that they are in eighth grade. •Tell students that first, they will compare and contrast the text structures of “Incident,” the Countee Cullen poem they analyzed in Lesson 16, and Chapter 8 of To Kill a Mockingbird. Then, they will compare and contrast a scene from the film version of To Kill a Mockingbirdwith part of Chapter 9. •Ask students to meet with their selected Discussion Appointment partner. Invite the partners to compare their Narrative Structure Chapter 8 graphic organizers and revise if necessary. •After 2 minutes, distribute the Comparing and Contrasting Text Structures Note-catcher. Point out that this Note-catcher asks students to think about how each text (“Incident” and Chapter 8 of To Kill a Mockingbird) uses text structure to help communicate something about the Golden Rule. •Ask pairs to work together to complete the Note-catcher, just as they did in Lesson 14 with Chapter 6. •After about 8 minutes, display a blank Comparing and Contrasting Text Structures Note-catcher using the document camera. Cold call pairs to share their thinking and add it to the displayed Note-catcher. Ask students to fill out their Note-catchers as you do. When students’ answers don’t make sense, push them to cite evidence from the text.Created by Expeditionary Learning, on behalf of Public Consulting Group, Inc.