This is a collection of 4 worksheets to help students write a compare and contrast paragraph or essay. The first page is a Venn Diagram with lines on it, so they can write neatly. The second page is a paragraph frame that they can use to organize their thoughts. The third page is a worksheet with
Great paragraphs frame to use to introduce compare and contrast essay writing. This editable frame can be used to compare various topics or elements (character, setting, theme, etc). Great to use for teacher modeling or as a differentiation tool. The frame includes transition words. Additionally, th
This is a one-page document that has a paragraph frame to help students write a comparing and contrasting paragraph. It includes a Venn diagram and a frame underneath. It can be used in any subject area. I created it to help my ELLs write a paragraph in their literacy class, and my students found it
Looking for an easy way to get your class to do compare and contrast writing?
Look no further! This writing frame will help you master the following Common Core Standards:
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Compare and Contrast Writing Activity / Speaking Activity using two pictures
Paragraph Writing Activity
Differentiated Writing Activity
Writing Frame / No Writing Frame
Chart to record observations / Chart filled out
Synonyms provided / Students use a thesaurus to find synonyms
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.
This is a table I created for the Native American Cultural Regions unit.
Students were assigned to read a text about one region in small groups and fill out the table about their Native American group. After that I used a cooperative structure "Mix-Freeze-Group" to have students share what they le
The resource is developed for newcomers, ELL WIDA level 1 students. It includes statements that describe both holidays. It also includes vocabulary words with pictures. The students can use the Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two holidays and complete a compare and contrast paragraph. The f
This is an awesome activity for ELL students. It gives them opportunity to learn about the two holidays: Halloween and The Day of the Dead. Students can watch two videos and complete a Venn Diagram. I have provided compare and contrast paragraph frame for ELL students to fill out. Vocabulary and Vo
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
Are you looking for a way to teach your students about Compare and Contrast Text Structure? If so, then look no further... This packet (which is part of a complete set focusing on the 5 different text structures) encourages students to interact and respond to texts in a FUN and ENGAGING manner, in o
Check out my Youtube video about this lesson: Compare and Contrast Video
This lesson is a 21 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, compare and contrast. It is a non-fiction unit.
The theme is comparing superheroes. The superheroes compared are: Superman and B
Compare & Contrast Skill Building Pack: A variety of strategies and scaffolded activities that will help students gain foundation skills needed to compare and contrast.
comparative thinking picture cards 16 cards to stimulate discussion about similarities and differences (ca
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This is a 41 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, compare and contrast.
The topics are high interest boy topics: snakes, carnivorous plants, sharks, monster trucks, and lizards. Each topic has two para
Compare and Contrast Arctic Animals! Venn Diagram and paragraph frame. :) Task cards, too!
This is a 21 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, compare and contrast. It is a non-fiction unit.
The theme is comparing Arctic Animals. The Arctic Animals compared a
This frame was developed, to help students learn a basic compare/ contrast 3 paragraph essay format.
After the initial teacher modeling (which is strongly suggested), the frame will allow most students to successfully write about the similarities and differences between two reading passages. Stu
Point of View
Compare and Contrast
Lots of options for differentiation!
These articles are super fun! This is one of my students' favorite lessons. It's engaging and the kids love it.
Great way to teach close reading for the point of view without boring the kids to death. :)
This is a 21 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, compare and contrast. It is written as a non-fiction unit, but of course the monsters are made up.
The theme is comparing monsters. Each card has a color picture and biography of the monster. Included are lesson
Point of View
Compare and Contrast
Lots of options for differentiation!
Check out my YouTube video that explains this lesson: Click here
Two original articles about the Yellowstone Wolf controversy. Each article takes a different point of view. Students will have fun reading about
I have included 6 different compare and contrast articles in this pack. For each article there is a cooresponding Venn Diagram and compare/contrast sentences. You could have the students cut out the sentences for each article and place them on the Venn Diagram in small groups or centers. I have also
Students compare and contrast themselves using a graphic organizer.
Students illustrate to show similarities and differences.
Students complete a paragraph frame with time order words and transition words.
Great common core activity to promote writing that relates to real life.
This unit is designed to give students practice with close reading while focusing on comparing and contrasting non-fiction text.
There are four sets of original text. Depending on students reading level, the text could be read the first time as a whole group or individually. On the second re
Compare and Contrast the Author's Point of View in Two Nonfiction Articles
Did you know the blue-ringed octopus is so venomous that one bite will paralyze you? Did you know the bite from a snail could kill you? The blue-ringed octopus and cone snail are two of the world's most deadly sea animals.
This ppt. will help you introduce compare and contrast writing to your students. It begins with a graphic organizer, and then moves on to a paragraph frame. I find this helps my ESL learners a whole bunch! This ppt. will also help teachers follow the observation rubric.
Compare and Contrast The Author's Point of View The Bermuda Triangle
Two high interest nonfiction articles, written from two different points of view! Students will read "Killer Sea Farts" and "Alien Vortex." Both are original articles, two pages long, nonfiction, written by me. They investigate
Complete Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan featuring "The Tale of Mr. Tod" by Beatrix Potter. This pack includes two days of lessons based on common core standards. It is also aligned to Virginia SOL standards. This lesson features the concept of compare and contrasting two characters, provides the
Compare & Contrast Writing
Slides 2-11 with a Chevron Background
Slides 13-22 with as Black and White Copies
1 Comparing and Contrasting Themes
1 Map for Brainstorming
2 Maps to Compare and Contrast
2 Maps to Organize Ideas
2 Transition Words and Phrases
2 Sentence Frames
This compare and co
This social studies activity focuses on helping students describe and compare and contrast urban, rural, and suburban environments. The activities are highly scaffolded and move from oral language production of the descriptions or compare and contrast statements to scaffolded written production. S
Compare and Contrast the Author's Point of View Alien Encounter
Was a farmhouse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky attacked by aliens? Or by territorial owls? Students will be intrigued by this debate! Read two nonfiction articles that give two different points of view on the same topic.
This product contains several activities to help students practice the academic language of comparing and contrasting as well as writing comparison and contrast paragraphs. It includes modified versions, which have been changed to serve the needs of students who may be English Learners or who may ne
This simple yet effective worksheet allows students to organize and explain information they learn about prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
-Concept map of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, characteristics, and examples.
-Graphic organizer of similarities and differences between prokaryot
This is a paragraph frame for writing a compare and contrast essay. Students will read "The Three Little Wolves" and "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs." They will fill in the blanks to create their paragraphs. After filling in the paragraph frame, students will copy their paragraphs onto their
Little Mermaid Compare and Contrast Activity!
I used this lesson as a section in my Fairy Tales Unit.
Day 1: Students watch Disney's The Little Mermaid and follow along with the worksheet included with this bundle. This may take two days depending on the class period time frame.
Day 2: Students
Compare and Contrast write
Used to compare and contrast two different ecosystem. It also contains blank graphic organizers so you can compare and contrast two different topics.
Contains the following:
Foldable - used for research
Graphic organizers - used for research
Compare and Contrast graphic
Point of View
Compare and Contrast
Should white tigers be kept in captivity? Where do white tigers come from? The well known, much loved, white tiger has a controversial past. Explore both sides of this topic with your students! They will read about both sides in two original nonf
Compare and Contrast The World's Deadliest Island Nonfiction Reading
Did you know there is an island that has never been explored by modern day man because of a deadly tribe living there? Did you know there is an island in Brazil so deadly you have to have a doctor travel there with you? North Se
Activity 1: Comparison / Contrast Paragraph Examples (3 pages)
- Three versions of a comparison paragraph and a contrast paragraph based on an article about crocodiles and alligators (the article can be found in another product available in my store—Compare and Contrast #2: Differentiated Academic
In this activity, students will read two apple recipes: apple butter and applesauce. They will use Venn diagrams to organize their thoughts to create a paragraph comparing and contrasting the recipes. There are two options for the paragraph construction: a free-written paragraph with additional ques
This compare & contrast activity focuses on comparing point of view by using the two mentor texts of, "The Three Little Pigs" and "The True Story of The Three Little Pigs".
* Lesson Plan
* Venn Diagram
* Paragraph response frame
* Decorative pig viewpoint response sheet
* Decorative wo
Included in this activity is a Venn Diagram for comparing and contrasting a text to a movie. When students are done, they can explain the similarities and differences by using the paragraph frames. Enjoy!
This no-prep compare-and-contrast writing activity can be used as a whole-class lesson, independent practice, or a modification struggling writers or ELLs.
This product contains a writing frame for a 4-paragraph compare-and-contrast letter about summer trip destinations. It's perfect for the end o
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This is a download for three items:
1) Venn Diagram with lines for writing.
2) Venn Diagram without lines for writing.
3) Worksheet for a compare and contrast paragraph with space for drawings.
This is a small but useful bundle that can help y
Differentiation made easy with Over 40 tried and true visual strategies designed to support struggling learners. Convenient, color-coded booklets will make it easy to pull out the right visual cue at the right time. Our newly added tabs will encourage students to use many of these strategies indepen
This comprehensive bundle is aligned with Journeys 2nd Grade Unit 5. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS. Great for SUB PLANS too:)
Journeys 2nd Grade 2011 Edition We also offer the Common Core 2014 ver
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Make sure to download the preview to access your FREE Cinco de Mayo original poem.
Your students will love celebrating Cinco de Mayo with this interactive project board/lapbook craftiv
This bundle is aligned with Reading Street 3rd Grade Unit 5, 2008 edition. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, SUB PLANS, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS.
This bundle contains a variety of activities to teach, re-teach, practice or as
This bundle is aligned with Reading Street 3rd Grade Unit 3, 2008 edition. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, SUB PLANS, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS.
This bundle contains a variety of activities from each lesson of Unit 3 to teac
This simple yet effective worksheet allows students to organize and explain information they learn about plant and animal cells.
-Concept map of plants and animal cells as eukaryotes (because students so often confuse the comparisons between eukaryotes/prokaryotes and plant/animal cells)