Same Topic, Many Differences


8.R.9I Analyze how two or more authors writings about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts in informational texts.

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Student will learn how to identify an author’s perspective in different types of writing. They will differentiate between the author’s purpose and perspective. They will also be able to identify different authors’ perspectives on a same topic.

During the lesson, the student will be able to:

  • compare and contrast the presentation of the same event by two different authors;
  • distinguish between fact and opinion;
  • recognize differing viewpoints;
  •  explain why one author's presentation of events differs from that of another author. 

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


24 items in example section

52 items in exercise practice

28 items in test

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