Don't judge a book by its movie!
Students LOVE to watch the movie version of a book they have just read, whhich presents teachers with a valuable opportunity to teach compare-and-contrast/opinion writing.
This complete resource will take your students through the entire process of writing a 5-
This paired text resource is perfect for having your students practice citing evidence from a text when answering questions and when writing compare and contrast essays.
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Scaffold the structure of a compare and contrast essay through each stage of the writing process with this interactive notebook and flipbook resource. Students will be trained to write both in point-by-point style and block style.
This multi-lesson product makes for a totally prep free way to teach writing a compare and contrast essay. Walk the students through the Powerpoint and use the set of printables provided!
This product contains:
1. A PowerPoint lesson introducing what a compare and contrast essay is and how to wri
Christmas Writing! Compare and contrast Santa's Reindeer and wild Caribou. The product contains a Christmas reading passage about Santa’s Reindeer and a reading passage about wild caribou. It also contains two different graphic compare and contrast organizers, two sample templates for writing a com
This unit brings together science with informative writing using penguins (flightless), and birds that fly. There are full lesson plans with common core standards for one week. The graphic organizer is differentiated using labels and pictures with sentences on one, pictures only on the other, and
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 19 page PDF contains the following to accompany the book "Here We All Are" by Tomie DePaola:
- Writer's response journal - 1/2 page for each chapter plus blank pages to use.
- 1/2 page to keep track of characters in the book
- 1/2 page each to record the setting and plot (could print multiple
Analyze your students' critical thinking skills by having them compare and contrast a character to a Christmas cookie. Bring the fun of Christmas into your classroom, while teaching the designated outcomes in a creative way. Once their detailed analysis is complete, they also have the option to desi
This document follows the gradual release model of responsibility. Included is a modelled/shared writing task and also a guided template for helping young students write their own compare and contrast paragraphs. It is recommended that you use a simple venn diagram to brainstorm and organize ideas b
The product includes a prewriting graphic organizer and a plan for the students to use as a guide during their writing. The product also includes a self-assessment sheet to use during the editing process and a grading rubric for you to use. I have also included a note taking organizer in case you w
How to Write a Compare/Contrast Essay
This is a powerpoint that will talk you through how to write a compare/contrast essay following the keyhole essay format. With examples (and pictures!) from "How to Train Your Dragon," students are shown the basic premise/outline of a keyhole essay, work on an
These printables include:
For 11 different insects (ladybugs, ants, dragonflies, butterflies, beetles, mosquitoes, caterpillars, grasshoppers, flies, bees, and crickets) this pack includes:
-3 Graphic Organizers
-2 Papers for Writing
Ladybugs and Bees
-3 Compare and Contrast Organizers
-1 Writing P
Compare & Contrast writing is one of the five Expository Writing in the common core. Here is a PowerPoint and Graphic organizer that explains this Nonfiction Text Structure. This item is also available in a bundle with the other Nonfiction Text Structures.
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This compare and contrast activity uses December and Winter themed pictures.
Students will look at two pictures and write the differences down in sentence form. At the end of the activity students could write a paragraph about the differences.
This activity would be good as an indepednent activity
Analyze your students' critical thinking skills by having them compare and contrast a character to a Christmas ornament. Bring the fun of Christmas into your classroom, while teaching the designated outcomes in a creative way. Once their detailed analysis is complete, they also have the option to de
This is a lesson plan and two pages (brainstorm and grading rubric) to teach students how to write a 4 paragraph essay comparing two items. Lesson plan may be divided into mini-lessons for writer's workshops. Grading rubric includes self-edit and peer-edit as well as a grading section for the teac
Squabbling sisters, a cherished family heirloom and an inheritance -- all comprise the conflicts in "Everyday Use". This 15 page compare and contrast essay lesson plan presented by High 5 Achievers and aligned to the Common Core State Standards has students read this beautiful short story by Alice
This is the final activity in the Sixteen Day Poetry Competition. Students will write a persuasive essay about why the winning poem should have been the champion OR a compare/contrast essay explaining why they think another poem should have been selected.
* a teacher meme - "Prepa
This flipchart will take you step by step through teaching students how to use compare and contrast in their writing. Each day's lesson includes I do, we do, you do. Students have the opportunity to practice writing and editing in these lessons. This flipchart can also be converted to PDF or PPT!
SMART board file to help teach how to write an expository text that compares and contrasts. This file can be used alone on in conjunction with the job charts and peer editing documents that are in my store.
This product is amazing for turning student thinking into organized writing. While a lot of instruction is based around guided writing, I felt I needed something more for my students to express what they learned from their reading.
Simply use a text (any genre or level, literary or informational)
This is a set of notes that provides outlines and sample paragraphs for student to form compare and contrast essays. The notes are structured so that students add the components to put the "puzzle" together. The sections included show how to create an introduction, similarities paragraph, differen
This is a packet designed to guide your students through the step by step process of writing a compare and contrast essay. It includes a sample essay. It also includes tasks to complete associated with the sample essay. These tasks help the students become aware of the phrases and structures associa
Writing Interactive Notebooks ~ Sentences and Paragraphs for Common Core 3-8. This IWriting Interactive Notebook is a companion to my TpT Best Sellers for Reading Literature and Reading Informational Text.
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This set of activities will guide your students through learning how to compare and contrast.
They will start by finding basic similarities and differences between two familiar objects using background knowledge and a picture. This activity introduces the vocabulary "compare" and "contrast". Graphi
Compare and Contrast: This bundle contains 5 resources for teaching students how to compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story, by drawing on specific details in the text. For most of these resources, students will practice reading a passage, and then they will writ
This packet teaches your students how to compare and contrast. It is incredibly thorough and easy to prep! The entire packet is in black & white so you can simply print and go. Some activities require cutting.
It includes the following:
•Quiz: Great as a pre/post test to show progress.
This comparison fairy tale unit was created for use with Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young and Red Riding Hood by James Marshall. The activities included can be used whole group, but also work well as literacy centers in grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3.
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This pack includes reading passages and printables to practice the Compare and Contrast comprehension strategy.
*3 passages, 2 versions of each (6 total)
-Version 1- Students cu
Students learn and practice comparing and contrasting informational text through pictures and paired text passages. Picture comparisons and mainly non-fiction paired texts are fun for students to work on in as a class, in small groups, and independently.
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This compare and contrast essay writing resource provides scaffolding so students can successfully write a short paper comparing and contrasting a topic of their choice.
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Teach students to compare and contrast and hone their reading comprehension skills with Cinderella fairy tales! I’ve included activities for the Cinderella stories Cinderella, Cendrillon, The Irish Cinderlad, The Egyptian Cinderella, The Korean Cinderella, and The Rough-Face Girl in order to expose
This pack was created to accompany the books The Hat and The Mitten, both by Jan Brett. It would be a great addition to a Jan Brett author study. Includes comprehension questions, story maps, writing prompts, and more! All the activities are designed to help students read for understanding, compar
Help students practice the skill of comparing and contrasting information and texts with this detailed 3-day mini-unit. This unit includes compare and contrast passages, graphic organizers and worksheets to help students practice and master the skill of comparing and contrasting.
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*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 ten pairs of firsthand and secondhand accounts and interactive flip flaps for notebooks and full-sheet text and full-sheet que
These 12 Days of Christmas Activities will change up your Christmas Around the World routine. This bundle is FULL of winter-themed craftivities, reading, writing, and math. Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in both fun and learning right up until the last bell rin
Compare and Contrast: Take a look at this 33-slide Compare and Contrast PowerPoint! It is designed to keep your students engaged and attentive! It contains a 4-page PowerPoint companion handout. Students write on the handout, recording their answers, as you advance through the PowerPoint.
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I love doing glyphs but I always try to tie an academic component to go along with it. I think that learning how to compare & contrast is the perfect strategy to learn after making glyphs. Kids LOVE glyphs so when you tie something like comparing and contrasting in wit
Sometimes it's hard for students to think of great transitions words. Here is a list of words students can use to either compare or contrast two things. This is perfect to use when writing a compare/contrast paragraph or essay.
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These compare and contrast worksheets includes anchor charts, no prep printables, and nonfiction reading passages. Students will practice using Venn diagrams as well as writing complete sentences to show their understanding.
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- Table of Contents
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***Avoid the Summer Slide Syndrome!***
This Sumer Review NO PREP Packet for 3rd Grade is FILLED with hands-on, engaging and FUN resources that cover core skills for 3rd Grade! The activities in this packet can be use for 3rd Grade review , Back to School for 4th Grade (review of 3rd Grade Skills
In this literacy packet, teachers will download compare and contrast graphic organizers with Venn diagrams. The topics for these activities include:
airplanes and cars;
cats and dogs;
baseball and football;
apples and oranges;
mammals and fish;
and rain and snow.
Higher level students may just wr
This comparative book study was created to accompany the books The Gingerbread Man as retold by Karen Lee Schmidt and Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. (If you do not own Schmidt's version of the tale, any traditional retelling should fit well with the activities included.) All the activities are desi
Compare and contrast George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with these reading passages, graphic organizers and worksheets. While learning to grasp this concept, students will also learn about these two great Americans.
• Have students read facts about George Washington and Abraham L
compare and contrast Christmas
A Christmas version of my Compare & Contrast Printables pack, PLUS a card game!
Fun ways to practice the Compare and Contrast comprehension strategy.
*4 passages, 2 versions of each (8 total)
-Version 1- Students cut and paste picture-supported words to complet
Compare and contrast Greek myths. This includes two Greek myths to compare and contrast with Venn diagram and recording paper. It also has an open ended Venn diagram with Greek theme and recording paper with a Greek theme. Students can choose the two Greek myths they would like to compare and contra
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