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Looking for a way to show the similarities and differences between stars and planets? Check out this sorting activity! This activity can be used independently or in a group setting. It includes a Venn diagram and cut and paste labels to be put in each section of the Venn diagram. It also include
3rd - 6th

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Students sort 18 characteristics of inner and outer planets into the proper position on a Venn Diagram. Includes additional worksheet for students to order each planet onto it's proper orbit around the sun. A fantastic way to introduce new information or review facts, similarities & differences
Students will practice comparing and contrasting as they read these short passages about the planets in the Solar System. Each page includes what it means to compare and contrast as well as clue words to look for. There is also vocabulary cards to be hung up on a bulletin board or word wall for stud
This is a great activity to have students compare/contrast the stars and planets. I suggest downloading my Stars and Planets power point and/or FREE study guide as it will have all the information there that they need! Stars and Planets power point:
Students sort 18 characteristics of inner and outer planets into the proper position on a Venn Diagram. Includes additional worksheet for students to order each planet onto it's proper orbit around the sun. A fantastic way to introduce new information or review facts, similarities & differences
3rd - 5th
This is a digital Venn Diagram for students to compare and contrast Inner and Outer Planets. Students will use 30 pre-filled text boxes on the Google Slides to drag and drop them into the correct location on the graphic organizer (Venn Diagram)The background of the Venn Diagram is ā€˜lockedā€™ and the o
This is a fun, research activity that focuses on the interesting similarities and differences among each of the planets. This file contains the student directions, rubric, facts, and answer key. Students are given 70 facts about all of the planets along with some suggested websites where they can
4th - 10th
Students will write an essay comparing and contrasting the inner and outer planets. There is a graphic organizer to help students organizer their ideas and an outline explaining what each paragraph of their essay should contain. Great prep for SSA!
4th - 6th
Desktop banners belong at the top of each student desk and serve as miniature anchor charts or reference sheets. This resource offers four types of planet banners, depending on what fits your students' needs the best.Check out the preview to learn more and see the product in action! *Now includes la
Students choose and research a planet from A Wrinkle in Time and a real planet in the solar system. Students then write a compare and contrast essay about the two planets. Includes teacher information, student directions, and grading rubric. Common Core: W.4, W.5, W.6, W.7, W.8, W.9 CindyLou Hanse
Use a Venn diagram worksheet to have studenst compare and contrast inner and outer planets. Choose from portrait or landscape orientation.I've included an answer key with suggested answers!You can use EASEL by TPT to easily annotate worksheets. I created a file with text boxes already placed to mak
3rd - 6th
This is good for an activity on the Solar System. Use it for a homework assignment, or in a science center. Hang them up on a bulletin board on the solar system!
This activity involves comparing two dwarf planets. It is interesting to do this project, because the guidelines have changed insofar as reclassifying Pluto. There are now 3 requirements in becoming a planet! It is good to get students interested in astronomy at a young age!
This resource makes it easy for you to teach comparing and contrasting in nonfiction texts / informational texts so that your students develop a thorough understanding. Students will have the opportunity to compare two topics in the same text, as well as to compare and contrast two texts on the sam
ā­ļøThese 12 digital and printable LexileĀ® leveled close reading stories from different genres paired with question sets aligned to RL.5.9 are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing compare and contrast genres skills. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and dista
This resource has everything you need to teach your students how to compare and contrast nonfiction texts - and how to write compare and contrast nonfiction essays! It includes no prep and low prep resources that make teaching this skill easier on you while keeping your students engaged and learnin
Planets Research - Lapbook Edition: Differentiated templates, graphic organizers, printables, and more! Research projects can often be overwhelming because they cover such a variety of standards. It is my hope that this Common-Core aligned, comprehensive resource will help streamline the process f
Scaffolded printable flip book that can be used for ANY planet research project!This resource is now available as a digital Google Slides download that can be used in Distance Learning! Click here to view the digital version.This resource is now also available in a bundle that includes 5 of my best-
Take your 2nd through 4th Grade students on a journey to outer space by introducing them to an engaging unit all about Gustav Holstā€™s Orchestral Suite, ā€œThe Planetsā€! With the included rhythmic, movement and exploratory activities, students will experience and connect with Holstā€™s orchestral suite i
These engaging Earth & Mars informational reading passages and follow-up activities are perfect for working on reading and comprehending informational text. Please check out the preview to see the entire product!Do not buy these if you have already bought Differentiated Solar System Reading with
This Solar System research unit is perfect for planet reports! It is great for students who are learning how to use informational text and studying the solar system. Students can conduct traditional book and/or internet research.This unit is great for many types of instruction! It is a printable AND
A week's worth of engaging lesson plans to teach students how to compare and contrast two texts, plus write a strong comparison essay that can be taught as either one paragraph or multi-paragraph. These lesson plans are designed to be low prep for the teacher, but keep your kids engaged and challeng
Compare and Contrast: These compare and contrast cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while they practice their comparing and contrasting skills. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included. This activity has students reading 8 text passages (some are informational passa
NOTE: This product can be used both digitally, on Google Slides, as well as printed on paper.My first and foremost objective as an educator, when reading a class read aloud, or sharing novels for group study is to encourage a love of reading. I aim to make the pages of the stories come alive, and to

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