Writing Compare/Contrast Papers is a packet of resources to make your students successful at this very challenging expectation. Not only does it support Common Core, but most other standardized writing expectations as well. I teach third grade and have used these templates, passages, and rubrics to teach my students how to read, analyze, and respond to a compare/contrast model. My students have used these tools to become highly successful writers when responding to compare and contrast passages and writing prompts. They soon become familiar enough with the process and expectations that the templates and rubrics become aids they no longer need. The best part is how proud my students are of themselves and their writing I am eager to share these resources with you!
This packet includes:
--4 Paragraph Writing Guideline that provides an easy formula for your students to follow
--4 Paragraph Writing Grading Rubric that makes papers easy for you to grade and provides students a way to review their own writing
-- 2 Prewriting Templates that students can use to organize their information from teacher selected readings
-- 5 complete Compare/Contrast topics (each comes with 2 reading passage and a writing prompt)
Please feel free to check out the Preview. You may also be interested in my similar packets “Reading and Writing Opinion Papers for Common Core” and “Reading and Writing Informative Papers for Common Core”.