If you are looking for a way to improve your instruction, lessen your workload, and most importantly become a more effective teacher... then this is for you! My goal is to take every lesson, digitize it, and maximize my time with my students. Here you will find everything you need to scaffold Lesson 14, "Close Reading: Compare and Contrast Two Texts on the Same Topic." There are 16 total slides that provide explicit instruction into the skills of how to read to annotate and gather textual evidence that relates to a prompt, compare information in texts that have similar topics, share my ideas with a partner, and evaluate the strength of a text. I think you will find that the work done here will greatly improve your confidence, and equally of value, reduce your prep time. And, your students will love the visuals as a way to maintain focus and increase engagement. Be sure to download the preview as the thumbnails fail to show the slides in their entirety. Enjoy, and be sure to look for other lesson supports to the Benchmark Advance series on my site.