Links verified Oct. 4, 2015
This product contains 5 sets of comparative writings ready to print
-Agar.io Review (An app review) & SCO Single-celled Organisms
-Little League Baseball & Travel Baseball
-Krakatoa: Eruption of 1883 & The Year Without a Summer: Eruption of Tambora
-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins & What is Science Fiction
-Authors and Their Inspirations: How Writers use Life Experiences in Writing
-Theodore Taylor & The Cay
-William Armstrong & Sounder
This product also contains 2 sets of comparative writings based on links to outside sources. These sources will need to be copied and pasted at your school and formatted for your students. Please be aware of this before purchasing!
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford (Ducksters Articles)
Jackie Robinson (Kids Discover); Ceaser Chavez (Enchanted Learning); Susan B Anthony (Mr. Nussbaum)
(Again, you MUST download these passages from the Internet. I will be happy to find or redo any passages to links that fail and upload the file.)
Thirteen prompts responding to the passages and asking for evidence from the passages to support answers.
o Comparison and Contrast
o Support a claim
o Make and support a claim
o Create something new
o Support an opinion
o Determine main idea
Each prompt is on a blank planning sheet for prewriting, brainstorming, or planning activities.
One-page lined composition paper
Use the time frames that your county/state encourages. This is roughly a 1-hr time frame, but your school system might structure their writing assessment differently. Follow the system that your students will most likely be tested on.
6th7th 8th Grade Common Core ReadingELA Test-Prep Informational-Standards
6th Grade Common Core Reading/ELA Test Prep RI1 and RI2