Compare and contrast articles! Readers often have trouble with the text structure of compare and contrast in expository text. In this file, you'll find nine texts at multiple levels to help you support your readers as they learn how to read and understand compare and contrast text.
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This download includes four practices of comparing and contrasting two texts. It offers fiction and non-fiction passages with questions that check for understanding of comparing and contrasting between the texts. In addition, the non-fiction passages include a graphic organizer that can be used to
Common Core Reading Standard RI.3.9 for third grade wants students to compare the most important points that are presented by two texts. This document provides four passages and questions in a variety of formats for review of this specific standard. Science and social studies topics are included i
WORDS TO LIVE BY – A lesson about advice
Help students analyze how a similar theme is developed in three different mediums by using Rudyard Kipling’s timeless poem “If,” a father’s advice to his son in a brief monologue from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and a newspaper columnist’s Guide to Life th
*This resource now comes with FULL-PAGE TEXT and FULL PAGE QUESTION/ANSWER format, in addition to interactive flip flaps for notebooks!
This set is complete with a range of twenty informational texts (two on each topic) and interactive flip flaps for notebooks, as well as full-shee
Are you looking for resources to teach non-fiction text structures?
Introduce and reinforce the text structure of "Compare & Contrast" using this instructional packet. Materials introduce the concept of compare and contrast and include graphic organizers for practice!
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This product is aligned with Common Core standards. This product is adaptable for grades 1st-3rd grades. The students will be reading two nonfiction passages, finding text evidence, using science academic vocabulary, comparing and contrasting, and sequencing the life cycles of a frog and butterfly.
Students read a one page reading comprehension passage that compares Thanksgiving in Canada to Thanksgiving in America. Then, students complete a variety of fun reading comprehension activities - including a Thanksgiving scavenger hunt - based on this Thanksgiving passage.
This nonfiction readin
Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach the Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text Structure? Well, then you AND your students are going to love this Doodle and Do resource. First students “DOODLE” as they complete sketch notes about the comparing and contrasting nonfiction text structure. Then
When I couldn't find a short text to use that would allow my students plenty of practice with the compare and contrast text structure, I wrote my own! This one page article compares eagles and owls and comes with a three column graphic organizer that the students can complete. I have provided 2 vers
Compare and Contrast Text Structure PowerPoint
I teach an inclusion ESE class and have struggled with getting my students to be able identify and comprehend compare and contrast text structure. I finally created something that worked for me and for my students. I created this easy to use PowerPoint
This is a fantastic lessons that uses two different stories that are from Greek Mythology and requires students to closely read text, answer questions that are inferential and text dependent (all standard based/labeled), and ultimately compare and contrast the stories as a whole and related to theme
This packet is a complete unit to teach the Compare and Contrast text structure. There are 3 graphic organizers where your students will compare and contrast 2 everyday topics. The next activity is a set of task cards with 2 similar paragraphs and a set of multiple mark questions. 3 short passages
The Human Body: Comparing and Contrasting Texts Reading Unit Of Study
Thank you for your interest in this week long mini-unit! Through five days, your students will practice comparing and contrasting information in nonfiction books. They will first practice asking and answering qu
This power point explains what comparing and contrasting is and why we compare and contrast. It also explains what a Venn diagram is and how to use one. The students are able to practice by watching a short video, then comparing and contrasting a giraffe and elephant. In the end, the compare and
In the first activity, students will review two paragraphs featuring compare/contrast text structures. Students will identify signal words in each paragraph and then will complete graphic organizers to show the specific comparisons as discussed in each text.
The paragraph analysis key includes comp
RI 2.9 Compare and Contrast Text on Similar Topics
This product contains 16 short informational reading passages. The texts are in pairs of 2. Each pair has a similar main topic.
Every set of passages has a RI 2.9 question worksheets.
Some of the passages also have RI 2.1 Who, What, Where, When, W
This is an explicit instruction lesson that I used to teach the Compare and COntrast text structure in texts. The students responded so well to it. You could use it as a template to use with other Compare/Contrast texts or to teach other text structures. It would also work great along with a Nativ
Compare and Contrast Two Non-Fiction Texts
Students need to be aware that when they are comparing texts they are looking for similarities. Words like: same, also, both, too, like, similar, have in common, and as well as can be used to describe the ways they are alike.
When they are contrasting tex
Reviewing nonfiction text structure? Looking for more ways to review compare and contrast text structure with your students? This two-sided worksheet is for you!
On each page, students will read a compare and contrast paragraph (one about the Titanic and Hindenburg disasters, the other about cold
This is a five day lesson plan geared towards 4-6 grade. The lesson plan covers the standard: comparing and contrasting texts in the same genre. There is a whole group activity, remediation activity, and an acceleration activity for each day.
This is a power point based on the common core standard: comparing and contrasting stories in the same genre. It is an introductory power point that teaches what the students are to look for when comparing and contrasting texts.
Use short film clips to teach students to compare and contrast two texts when reading informational texts and reading literature (common core ELA standard #9)!
Introduce, Practice & Assess: CCSS.ELA.CCSS.RI.9 & RL.9 (GRADES 3 - 5)!
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Differentiated Assessment- Standards Based Assessment for Second Grade is a differentiated approach to assessment. This product was created to help teachers assess the standards with a standards-based assessment. This pack addresses Compare and Contrast Text. My hope is that you will have a variety
Can your students compare and contrast 2 different pieces of literature? Included you will 2 article about the history of gum, compare and contrast t-charts, questions that analyze the craft and structure of each article, and finally a page for students to rewrite the introduction and conclusion pa
The attached reading lesson plan includes the following: Article, poem, questions, graphic organizer, creative writing assignment, and key. The standards addressed in this lesson are: Sequential Order, Text Analysis, and Compare and Contrast.
This is a power point for an entire week teaching CCSS RL.1.9. I can compare and contrast two characters in a story. The level builds each day starting with "I can compare" and moves to "I can contrast" and finishes with "I can compare and contrast". It includes text, agendas, and I DO, WE DO, and
Use this graphic organizer to compare and contrast both fiction and nonfiction text. Students will be asked to provide information such as characters, setting, plot, facts, genre, and author's purpose. Depending on the type of text, not all field will be filled out. This leads to great conversati
Get students comparing and contrasting ANY two texts while providing them with a higher-level thinking activity. I am always surprised by what students come up with that I had never thought of! Designed for multiple-uses, multi-use.
Students will read ANY 2 texts, record 3 similarities and differenc
Quick little graphic organizers for comparing and contrasting multiple texts. There are four organizers included - vertical and horizontal - and a table for comparing two and three texts in each direction.
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These are a great work period tasks for the following standard:
RI.7.7. Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).
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Use either of these 2 graphic organizers to compare and contrast text. There is a standard venn diagram and a "top hat" organizer included.
This product is made in Word and is totally editable. You can add lines if you'd like or leave it open for students.
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This two-page graphic organizer can be used to compare and contrast two texts on the same topic. Using the organizer and two texts, students will record the:
-Author's Purpose: Persuade, Inform, Entertain
I used this in my with my students
This guide walks students through the process of writing a compare and contrast literary text dependent analysis. It provides scaffolding via reminders down the left column to ensure the draft will be thorough and complete.
This is intended to pair with the Graphic Organizer for a Compare and Contr
This worksheet is meant to compare and contrast two different texts. Assign half your class one book, and the other half a different book. Both will fill out this worksheet and then be paired with someone who read a book different from theirs. You can then have them make a venn diagram using the
Do your students have a hard time thinking about comparing or contrasting characters or other elements in a story? Is this an area of comprehension that you'd like to strengthen? Use this poster to give steps for students to help them think about how to answer comparing and contrasting questions.
This graphic organizer is highly structured and provides maximum scaffolding to prepare students to write a thorough text dependent analysis comparing and contrasting two texts. It is designed to be aligned to the PA Core standards, and to work with the Compare and Contrast Text Dependent Analysis W
For me, the hardest part of teaching writing is finding engaging texts for my students. This compare and contrast unit has five complete writing assignments. First, you start of comparing the events of the sinking of two cruiseships, the Lusitania and the Titanic. I use this as my class mentor es
This packet includes a text frames to assist students in writing a paragraph on comparing and contrasting two items. There are also 2 graphic organizers to support the paragraph.
This is a great tool to teach students how to compare & contrast two items and demonstrates the language needed.
Students will be able to compare and contrast characters and writing styles between two students running for class president. The reading level may be best for 5th, 6th, 7th graders. The two excerpts require students to compare and contrast the following:
- character traits
- character motives
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
Compare and Contrast with Stories, Myths and Traditional Literature is a 52 page set that is a fun and effective way to teach a variety of reading strategies including compare and contrast (stories, characters and story elements), author’s purpose, finding evidence from the text, and making Text to
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This ultimate Common Core reading document provides 200 (40 weeks) of different, daily passages for a full year of quick and convenient Common Core practice. The questions are text dependent and include multiple choice, close reading, and short writt
A set of 32 Differentiated Compare and Contrast Task Cards using PICTURES & TEXT! The Cards are tiered to help you differentiated your compare and contrast instruction. The first 12 cards use pictures to generate compare and contrast relationships. The next 4 cards require students to identif
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