Ms. Butler’s 2nd grade class at Agape Academy has been doing a wonderful job with reading non-fiction books.  Today, we read a book called “Two Teams.”  The objective was to complete a venn Diagram discussing similarities and differences between two teams, football and soccer.  We began by discussing the differences between fiction and non-fiction books, such as, some non-fiction have headings, graphs, diagrams and vocabulary words, while fiction books tell a story and are illustrated by drawn pictures.  Next, students read the book silently and after completion, we discussed similarities and differences between the two teams to check for comprehension while reading independently. 

To check to see if students were able to decipher and apply similarities and differences, they completed a venn Diagram and then, I checked to see that they had at least 2 for each column.  They were excited to map their thinking!