This 45 page compare and contrast resource helps you teach comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts / informational texts in a variety of different ways, not simply a Venn Diagram.
Students will have the opportunity to compare two topics in the same text, as well as to compare and contrast two te
Compare & Contrast Non-fiction & Fiction Passages
After looking over my end of the year test results and talking with my sweet friend who teaches first grade in Arizona, I decided that it would be highly beneficial to create passages to help my kiddos practice comparing and contrasting.
This lesson introduces and teaches CCS RL 5.9 Compare and Contrast stories in the same genre (e.g. mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
This lesson introduces students to the concept of genres, themes, and topics. Students are given two passages of sim
This non-fiction passage and assessment collection was written for Grades 5-7 and will have your students work with 12 different Common Core Informational Text Standards over the course of 4-6 class periods. It was created as a way to focus on having students compare and integrate information from t
These high interest, engaging Toying Around with Reading reading passages provides your students with text-dependent questions and helps them practice essential nonfiction reading comprehension skills.
This resource covers the following reading skills
✓ text dependent questions (text evidence and
Comparing and contrasting is a challenging reading skill. Each of these 27 cards features a short passage along with two text-dependent questions. To add more rigor, several of the cards may also require some inference for full understanding. Each card is focused either on people, places, events, or
16 sets of paired passages (32 informational passages total) to help students compare texts on the same topic or event. Each card includes two passages with an overall main idea and also an individual focus to each passage.
This product also includes a comprehension quick check page (one question
Reading comprehension passages and questions aligned to 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Compare/ Contrast standards. Encourages students to use text evidence in their answers by color coding.
Texts are leveled 560-820. Makes differentiation and scaffolding easy!
Table of Contents
1. How Readers
UPDATED Nov 2016- Fixed formatting on pages that had the last choice blocked.
*UPDATED Jan 2014- same great content, new formatting. Much more student friendly!
*UPDATED Nov 2014- formatted font to make it easier to differentiate between commas and periods.
This is a nonfiction text set that incl
Teach comparing and contrasting in both fiction and nonfiction in a variety of fun ways. This compare and contrast unit combines my Comparing and Contrasting Stories Resource with my Comparing and Contrasting Nonfiction resource (almost 100 pages of comparing and contrasting - a huge bundle of acti
Includes one test, one practice page, and 4 sets of reading passages that can be used to practice comparing and contrasting non-fiction texts (2 passages on Grizzly Bears, 2 passages on Polar Bears, 2 passages on Montana, and 2 passages on Cheetahs). Also, I've just uploaded anchor charts (vocab, k
This resource contains two passages with a similar plot that can be paired together as a paired passage lesson. Both texts are mysteries about lost items.
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Compare and Contrast RI3.9
Third Grade Reading: Compare and Contrast INFORMATIONAL Resource
-This pack is packed full of ideas and resources to use while you are teaching the CCSS standard RI 3.9. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the pack is still valuable to use when teaching 3rd grade st
This 50 page resource helps students to compare and contrast fiction passages in a variety of ways. Students will compare characters to themselves, compare two characters in a story, compare different versions of a story, compare poems, and more.
Students are asked to compare and contrast usin
This printable worksheet/activity was written to address the following Common Core Informational Text Standards in Grades 2-4.
RI.2.9: Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
RI.3.9: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details pre
Informational Texts about Owls and Bats - Check out the preview pages! These activities are also fun in the fall or autumn and Halloween!
Includes the following printables:
- Compare and Contrast Poster Sheet **
- Owls and Bats Passage: 169 Words **
- Sorting Activity (Cut and Paste) ** and answer
Compare and Contrast: Nonfiction Bundle! This product contains 3 of my compare and contrast nonfiction products, including task cards, a writing activity, and several games and compare and contrast practice reading passages.
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Here, students will read a worksheet with two passages (both on 1 worksheet) and then answer 4 questions (on 1 worksheet) comparing and contrasting the passages. The standards and answer key are included!
-4 worksheets containing two non-fiction reading passages (8 passag
2nd Grade compare and contrast informational texts!
This pack includes ten 2nd grade level reading passages and ten simplified texts for students reading below grade level that are perfect for comparing and contrasting on standard RI.2.9. The grade level passages fall within the Lexile level range
Using Paired Texts to Compare and Contrast
Reading two texts and comparing their similarities and differences is a difficult skill for many students. This pack of passages was made to help my students conquer complex texts, while also enjoying read alouds. This pack includes five nonfiction passage
This unit is based on the CCSS standard RI 2.9. If you are not teaching Common Core, it is still valuable to use when teaching students how to compare and contrast important and interesting ideas in two texts on the same topic. One activity asks students to look at two authors’ points of view
This pack includes two sets that review how to compare and contrast two characters, but introduce how to use a Venn diagram. The first set has Venn diagrams with sentence starters to help the students organize their ideas and to help guide them into the habit of writing differences that are about t
Reading Dailies build students’ reading and writing skills through weekly lessons that teach students skills needed to understand fiction and nonfiction texts.
This engaging, supplemental program includes 19 units and 19 Checkpoint Assessments. Each unit and Checkpoint Assessment is available as a
This product was created to satisfy the CCSS RI.2.9 and consists of:
1. A page with two texts on the same topic- rabbits. Students are asked to read the two passages and underline the important points that are similar in both texts.
2. A response page where students are asked to write three poin
This activity consists of:
1. A page with two nonfiction texts about eagles. The passages are on the same page and the directions tell students to underline similar points in both passages.
2. A response page where students write three similar points and three different points. The students ar
My school recently added Heroes to our curriculum. One of the heroes we learn about is Jackie Robinson.
I created this activity to practice and assess the CCSS RI.2.9. There is a sheet with two nonfiction articles written about the life of Jackie Robinson. After reading, students are asked to
The Reading Dailies Teacher’s Guide provides a comprehensive explanation of the program’s components, sample lesson plan, and differentiated instruction. The Teacher’s Guide also features a text complexity chart and sample answers for each of the 19 units and Checkpoint Assessments.
This product contains 4 complete mini units. The activities in these units are designed to provide an interactive way for students to practice evaluating informational text to determine similarities and differences. For each mini unit, students will read 2 "Topsy Turvy" passages on related topics a
This 10 page product contains 7 separate activities related to Western and Chinese New Year traditions. The activities in this unit are designed to provide an interactive way for students to practice evaluating informational text to determine similarities and differences.Students will read 2 nonfic
This packet includes two print and go pages. Each page has two short articles with differing points of view. Then students answer questions comparing the passages or describing the author's point of view.
Topics are: Best Pet, Recess Time
These made great morning work for my students during our co
Compare and Contrast the British Military and the Continental Army: A Close Reading Passage for UPPER ELEMENTARY - This single passage pack is about the strengths and weaknesses of the British and Americans as they fought in the American Revolution. It was written with 4th graders in mind, but it ca
Comparing and Contrasting Two Texts on the Same Topic - This unit will save you a ton of planning time and allow your students to have an engaging learning experience. All you have to do is print and teach. No need to hunt for reading material that aligns with standards.
Look no further for EFFECTIVE practice with the important skill of comparing firsthand and secondhand accounts on the same topic! This product contains passage-based multiple-choice questions similar to what students will see on state tests AND a short-answer option for each set of paired passages!
These pages provide two paragraphs on the same topic. Each paragraph represents a different point of view of the topics. Students read the passages to determine which information is present in each paragraph.
History Inquiry and Analysis is a close read packet that integrates informational text into the content are of Social Studies. This study is engaging and allows students to think deeply with complex text. A bonus inquiry activity is included.
Included in the Packet
Close Reading Passages with te
This FREEBIE includes TWO original 2nd/3rd grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core Standards RI.2.9 and RI.3.9 (Compare and contrast the most important points...presented in two texts on the same topic.)
This is a sample from my much larger and c
Students explore standard RI.4.6 with this playlist. They will compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic. Students will describe differences in the focus and the information presented. Students also have the option to listen to instructional audio and complet
Our playlists are “no prep” Common Core aligned lessons designed for small group work, homework, remediation, or extension around a single standard. This content-rich multimedia lesson integrates original instruction with web-based resources to guide students through the rigors of the aligned standa
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Often, main idea is taught by having students identify the topic sentence, but this doesn't al
The Common Core Reading Assessment Collection contains THIRTY different content-rich, meaningful reading/language assessments with 100+ full pages of student work! These printables were created to target over 45 different Elementary Level Common Core Informational Text, Literature, or Language Stand
Students will read about the lives of Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, and they will examine their artwork. Children will then complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting these two great artists. This activity includes THREE differentiated reading passages so that all students can access the i
This flipbook will help you introduce the different kinds of nonfiction text structures to your students. Each tab includes an introduction page with a graphic organizer and a list of signal words, two reading passages, and space for students to write their OWN paragraph with each text structure. Th
Short activity for comparing and contrasting two passages on the same topic, using text details to show understanding of the differences and similarities. Can be used for fourth and fifth grade as well for differentiation.
This product is a blend of lesson plan & interactive Reading Notebook. Each interactive page is paired with a mentor text to use with that lesson and a blank template in case you want to choose a different book to use. It's aligned with Common Core State Standards and includes a lesson for each
Leveled, differentiated passages that are perfect for having each student in your class reading the same content but at their level!
This is a set of 5, fairy tale themed, multileveled passages. There are 5 different sets of passages, each set is a different fairy tale. Each set has 6 passages of t
Freedom’s Heroes is a CCSS aligned, multileveled passages and activities set. Included in this set are 3 different passage sets (see below). Each passage set has 6 passages on the same topic at 6 different text levels, A- I. This allows all students to access the same text at their level. It is perf
Run, Run…Gingerbread Passages is a multileveled passages set. Included in this set are 3 different gingerbread passage sets (see below). Each passage set has 6 passages on the same topic at 6 different text levels, A- I. This allows all students to access the same text at their level. It is perfect
TFantastic Fables is a CCSS aligned, multileveled passages and activities set. Included in this set are 5 different passage sets (see below). Each passage set has 4 passages on the same topic at 4 different text levels, J-M. This is a continuation of our A-I set. The passages are the same and only i
President’s Day Passages is a multileveled passages set. Included in this set are 3 different president themed passage sets (see below). Each passage set has 6 passages on the same topic at 6 different text levels, A- I. This allows all students to access the same text at their level. It is perfect
Leveled, differentiated passages that are perfect for having each student in your class reading the same content but at their level!
This is a set of 5, fairy tale themed, multileveled passages. There are 5 different sets of passages, each set is a different fairy tale. Each set has 4 passages of t