What have you found to be effective in teaching students to compare and contract author's development of similar themes in different genres of literature?
I am working with students that have been reading a novel and I want them to be able to make connections with author's craft across genres. I have chosen several poems that have similar themes to the ones in the primary text and want to facilitate their ability to compare and contrast beyond using a venn diagram or chart of text one, text two and then highlight similarities/ discuss contrasting elements. (Maybe these are the best ways but I would love some new ideas about how to do this.)
- English Language Arts