Six blank organizers for fiction or expository nonfiction for close reading, as pre-writing organizers for informational essays, or to compare different forms of media to fulfill Common Core Standards. Definitions of compare vs contrast and examples are included. One form can be used for comparing two topics or multiple topics and another shows which topic has the advantage (see the thumbnails). Student instructions and teacher tips, including a list of Common Core Standards, complete the visually appealing packet.
Teaching students to compare and contrast is a high yield instructional strategy, included in Marzano's Big Nine! It is a powerful comprehension tool for students to learn to use independently for understanding and retention. Useful to compare people, events, characteristics, concepts, different versions, and more. Visually appealing formats for grades 4-9, all subjects.
Compare and Contrast Common Core Reading Standards:
Literature with media versions
Important points and key details in two texts on the same topic
Stories written by the same author with similar characters (themes, settings, plots)
Texts in different genres (such as a story and a poem)
You will love this guide to writing paragraphs with models of nine types, including compare/contrast:
Paragraphs as a Learning Tool for All Subjects
NOTE: CHART #1 IS INCLUDED in a few other products:
Reading Comprehension Strategies and Student Self-Assessment
Forms to Analyze One Character or Compare Two
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