We are constantly comparing and evaluating. We appreciate one film more than another. We make judgments about our teachers. This introductory unit to comparing texts provides a foundation for generating and formalizing a comparison. It begins by tackling images, provides the opportunity to contrast sound tracks and then addresses different types of text. The associated worksheets to the PowerPoint provide activities, templates and models that help students grapple with the challenges of formalizing those comparisons into a paragraph.