Description: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 9A


9A: Comparing/Contrasting

9A: Comparing/Contrasting

Description: Compare, Contrast, and/or Integrate

✓ standard met

Selection: C-53


Grade level: 3
Word count: 1360 words
Author: Kate Carter
Synopsis: DJ Focus, also known as Kelvin Doe, is using his knowledge of science to help his community and the world.
Excerpt: Kelvin Doe is from a country in Africa. He was born there in 1996. Kelvin is special for many reasons. First, he is very smart. He has always been an excellent student, especially in science.

Kelvin Doe lives in Sierra Leone.

A man named David Sengeh was in charge of the contest. David had grown up in Sierra Leone. But at the time of the contest he was a college student in the United States. He was a top student at one of America's best science schools.

Question: Based on this selection, in which two of the following ways are Kelvin Doe and David Sengeh alike?
  1. They are both from Sierra Leone.
  2. They both study science.
  3. They are both DJs.
  4. They both started radio stations.
  5. They both won a science contest.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: How is the life of a character in a selection similar to (or different from) your own life?


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