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Compare and Contrast Task Cards: 24 Short Story Cards with Questions

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Use these 24 task cards to help your students practice comparing and contrasting. Each card has a short story, along with two compare and contrast questions. In addition, several of the cards may also require some inference for full understanding. Each card is focused either on people, places, events or a nonfiction topic.

There are several ways to use these cards. You could use them orally with small groups and have students discuss the answers. They could also be used individually with students responding either with a T-chart (same/different), a Venn diagram, or in paragraph format. A recording chart is included so that students can keep track of which cards they have completed.

These cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. Another option is to print on card stock.

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On  February 7, 2014,  Buyer asked:
I need the answer key for this product
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On  February 8, 2014Rachel Lynette answered:
An answer key is not coming anytime soon as I have many other projects to attend to first. I would be happy to offer you another product of equal value to compensate or you can contact TpT customer service for a refund. If you would like another product, please email me at reallyrachel@gmail.com with the URL of the product you would like.
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You have an answer key for most of your products and I was wondering if you had a key for these?
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On  April 29, 2013Rachel Lynette answered:
I thought it would be too labor intensive to point out every similarity and difference for each paragraph, so I did not include one. However, you are the third person to ask for one, so I may add one at some point.
On  March 1, 2013Steve Krisak (TpT Seller) asked:
Rachel, DO you have an answer key for Compare and Contrast Task Cards??? Thank you, Steve
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On  February 27, 2013Steve Krisak (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Rachel!

Great task cards as I have purchased many! Do you have an answer key for the Compare and Contrast Cards (3rd Grade). My students use the cards in student directed activities. If they have immediate feedback it is very worthwhile! Thanks so much, Steve.
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On  February 4, 2013,  Buyer asked:
hi Rachel, i purchased this set & used them with 4th graders and they found some typos!
Task card #6 is missing a ? question mark
Task card #14 is missing the letter n
Lastly, there is a sentence that makes no sense it reads:
To wear her new swimsuit bring her beach ball.
Just an fyi from the 4th graders.
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On  February 4, 2013Rachel Lynette answered:
Thanks for letting me know...errors have been fixed!
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On  January 24, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I LOVE these cards!!! When I purchased and downloaded the set I didn't realize it didn't include the Compare/Contrast poster that you include with your other task card sets. Is it possible to be given just the poster so I can create a bulletin board with the skills? Thanks so much.
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On  January 24, 2013Rachel Lynette answered:
Here you go:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-8-Reading-Strategy-Posters
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On  January 18, 2013,  Nancy P. asked:
I just love all of your products! They are top notch!

I have a question regarding the Compare and Contrast Task Cards-is there a sheet of suggested answers that is to accompany these cards?
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On  January 18, 2013Rachel Lynette answered:
Thanks for the kind words, but I am sorry to say that there is not a suggested answer sheet. I may add one when that set comes up for revisions, but it probably won't be for awhile.

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On  November 28, 2012Teaching 5th in IL (TpT Seller) asked:
Has anyone else had printing issues? When I print the cards, the two cards on the right side of the paper are cut off at the very end. It happened on every page, so I'm guessing it's not the printer. Any suggestions? Love the cards though, thank you for making them!
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On  November 28, 2012Rachel Lynette answered:
Not that I have heard of and I use the same template for almost every set of cards I do. Try playing with the boxes that you can check when you print. "Actual Size" is the one that usually works, but maybe try one of the others and see if that does it. You could also try another printer. I am so sorry this is not working for you!
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On  May 7, 2012,  Amy B. asked:
Rachel,

I got these cards from you awhile back and keep forgetting to mention that there is a typo on card number 2. The questions at the bottom are missing a word: 'How is Leah's new bedroom the same as her old one? (HOW) is it different? I know you are diligent about producing great products so wanted to let you know. I love your stuff! Thanks for always working so hard to help the rest of us be great teachers, too!
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On  May 8, 2012Rachel Lynette answered:
Thanks so much for letting me know! I have fixed the mistake and uploaded the revised set, so you can download it again from your product page. Thanks also for your kind words!
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On  February 13, 2012,  Brenda S. asked:
I just purchased your Compare and Contrast Task Cards and noticed that on every card the word Contrast is spelled incorrectly. It is spelled "Constrast." Can you please fix? I do not want my students to think that I do not proofread my material. Would you be willing to send me a new version of the task cards as well?

Brenda Sobodosh
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On  February 16, 2012Rachel Lynette answered:
Hi Brenda,

I am so very sorry and embarrassed about this mistake. I actually fixed it a few days ago when another buyer let me know. If you go to your TpT purchase page, you should be able to download the revised version.
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Compare and Contrast Task Cards: 24 Short Story Cards with
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