Comparing & Contrasting Folklore From Aesops Fables, 1912,

Comparing & Contrasting Folklore From Aesops Fables, 1912,

Comparing & Contrasting Folklore From Aesops Fables, 1912, public domain From All About the Three Little Pigs, 1914, public domain Copyright 2014 Brenda Kovich All rights reserved by author Electronic distribution limited to single Comparing & Contrasting Today we will compare and contrast two fables, The Grasshopper and the Ants

and The Three Little Pigs, in a paragraph. To do this, we will take three steps: Identify four elements Find similarities and differences Write a paragraph Identifying Four Elements

First, we will identify elements of each story: Characters - people or animals Setting - where the story takes place Plot - main events

Topic or Theme - the central idea Using a table makes this job easier. Using a Table THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANTS Characters Setting Plot Theme

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS Finding Similarities & Differences Second, we will figure out which elements are similar and which are different. Elements do not have to be exactly alike to be similar. You may need to think carefully to find similarities. Using a Venn diagram makes this job easier.

Using a Venn Diagram The Grasshopper and the Ants Characters Grasshopper and Ants The Three Little Pigs Setting Countrysid e Plot

Prepared characters help unprepared characters Theme Be prepared Characters Three Pigs Constructing a Response Finally, we will construct a response with these steps: Write a topic sentence

Decide how you want to organize the paragraph Add similarities and differences Writing a Topic Sentence The topic sentence is the first sentence in the paragraph. It should include the stories titles and whether they are more similar or more different.

Are The Grasshopper and the Ant and The Three Little Pigs more alike or more different? Since three of four elements are similar, these stories are more alike. Writing a Topic Sentence Lets try writing a few possible topic sentences for the paragraph: The Grasshopper and the Ant and The Three Little Pigs are similar stories. The Grasshopper and the Ant and The Three Little Pigs are more alike than different. Many similarities can be found in The

Grasshopper and the Ant and The Three Little Pigs. Organizing the Paragraph Your paragraph can be organized in three different ways: Tell the similarities then tell the differences Tell the differences then tell the similarities Tell about one story then tell about the other You should organize it in a way that makes Organizing the Paragraph

How should the paragraph for The Grasshopper and the Ant and The Three Little Pigs be organized? Tell the similarities then tell the differences Tell the differences then tell the similarities Tell about one story then tell about the other Since the stories are more alike than different, it makes sense to tell the Adding Similarities & Differences After the topic sentence, we add the

similarities and differences from the Venn diagram. Adding Similarities & Differences The Grasshopper and the Ant and The Three Little Pigs are similar in many ways. Both stories, set in the countryside, have characters who do not prepare for something and other characters who help them. The Grasshopper doesnt prepare for winter and the Ants help him. Two pigs dont prepare strong houses and their brother

helps. The theme for the stories is be prepared. The only major difference is that one story has insect characters while the other has Lets Review To compare and contrast two pieces of folklore, take these steps: Identify characters, setting, plot, and theme Find similarities and differences

Write a paragraph 1. Write the topic sentence 2. Determine the organization 3. Add similarities and differences

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