Compare and Contrast Themes in Folktales & Myths – 4th Grade RL.4.9


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⭐️Teachers and students love these 14 Lexile® certified close reading stories with question sets. Paired passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing compare and contrast skills for RL4.9. Fourth grade students learn to compare and contrast similar themes, topics, and patterns of events in stories, myths, and literature from different cultures.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching or reinforcing these skills.

⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth and fifth grade bands and aligned to Common Core standards.


✏️Lexile Levels – All 12 stories include a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L-1010L).

✏️Integrated Color Coding – Color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.

✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.

✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.

✏️Highly Engaging – Contains adapted stories with high-quality photographs and original Illustrations. Designed to engage students of all levels and interests.

Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Noeimi R. said, “This is what I needed for my fourth graders. I’m always looking for good texts for my students and this fit the bill perfectly! Thanks!

★ Kimberly W. said, “My students loved the stories!

★ Brigid R. said, “I liked the variety of text found in this activity. It was great for my 4th graders who have been struggling with comparing and contrasting. I really enjoyed doing it through folktales and myths.

What’s Included:

1. Compare and Contrast Topics and Themes Anchor Chart & Journal Page

2. Paired Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • The Blue Corn Maiden- 890L / The Myth of Persephone- 750L
  • The Ungrateful Tiger- 870L / The Lion and the Mouse- 760L
  • Tattercoats- 770L / Cinderella- 890L
  • Tom Thumb- 840L / Issun-boshi- 870L
  • Sampati Loses His Wings- 840L / Icarus and Daedalus- 980L
  • Hansel and Gretel- 760L /The Baba Yaga- 920L

3. Paired Test Passages & Question Set

  • Ra the Egyptian Sun God- 790L
  • Snaring the Sun- 990L

Common Core Kingdom is a Certified Lexile Partner:

⭐️See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.

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