Hello! I am trying to prepare for my upcoming observation. I teach fourth grade, and our standard for next week is for students to take two texts and integrate the information to read or speak knowledgeably. Here's what I have planned so far: two texts (undecided what they will be about). I will read the first one aloud and we will discuss some background knowledge (point of view, firsthand or secondhand account). Students will then buddy read the second text, where I will walk about and monitor their reading. We will then gather and look at both texts and discuss the information. Students will then get back with a partner to complete a Venn diagram comparing/contrasting the two texts. Once this is completed, I will prompt them to independently turn the information in their Venn diagram into a writing piece. I will demonstrate by giving an example, and I will also review the writing process with the students. I may help them form a topic sentence. My class tends to struggle with this. Does this sound okay? I need 3 forms of assessment, so I really need to think of one more (because right now I have the Venn Diagram and the writing piece). Also, how can I differentiate/modify this? I have some lower kids and some kids that could probably do something a little bit higher. But I don't want higher to equal more writing, ya know? Any suggestions?