ALEX Learning Activity

Google Docs: Compare and Contrast characters in

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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Author: Erika Huston
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1289
Google Docs: Compare and Contrast characters in
Digital Tool/Resource:
Google Docs/Google Drive
Web Address – URL:

Google Docs/Google Drive allows users to create and share documents, pictures, music, videos, and so much more.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
3 ) Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact). [RL.5.3]

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.5.3- Compare and contrast two characters or events in a story.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
16) Use advanced features of digital tools and media-rich resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
17) Publish organized information in different ways to make it more useful or relevant.

Examples: Infographic, student created website.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
20) Collaborate locally and globally using online digital tools under teacher supervision.

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to use Google Docs/Google Drive to create and share a document where they will be comparing and contrasting two characters from the book "Charlotte's Web." The students will also share the document with the teacher and classmates by using Google Docs/Google Drive.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  

Students will work in groups of 4 to create a document using Google Docs/Google Drive. Students will compare and contrast two characters of their choice from the book "Charlotte's Web."

Assessment Strategies:

To assess students understanding, as a class we will go through and discuss whether or not we agree with the similarities and differences listed. If there are disagreements students will be able to make changes to the document.

Advanced Preparation:

Internet, Computers, Interactive White Board

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