Teach students to write a compare and contrast paragraph or essay (controlling idea paragraph or synthesis essay). .
Checklists, graphic organizers and essay templates to practice writing comparative paragraphs or essays (also known as a controlling idea paragraph or synthesis essay).
30 ENGAGING 5-10 MINUTE ACTIVITIES:
- Compare contrast writing prompt: Compare controlling idea of 2 passages
- Paragraph exemplar
- Teach subject vs. argument vs. evidence
- Reusable fail-proof mnemonic writing checklist and rubric
- Reusable brainstorm graphic organizer
- Reusable writing template for 1 paragraph and 4 paragraph comparative essay
- 5 Reusable comparative writing exemplars
- 2 comparative writing assignments
Can be taught in one two hour-long session or broken up into 5-10 minute activities or anywhere in between to fit your teaching/intervention schedule.
Printable and digital materials include common-core aligned writing exemplars, a fail-proof "ACEPAPER" mnemonic writing checklist to guide student writing, a complete argument vs. subject vs. evidence guide, and step-by-step reading, writing and outlining activities.
Prepare your High School or Middle School students for Common-Core Aligned Comparative Essay, Synthesis Essay and/or Controlling Idea Paragraph (NY ELA Regents #26).
Specifically catered to ensure students understand all components of analyzing common arguments and themes between texts, can paraphrase and analyze evidence and are ready to read a text and write an A+ comparative essay response, otherwise known as Question #26 on the Common-Core Aligned New York State English Regents Exam and the SAT essay.
All materials are printable activities with easy to follow self-explanatory instructions catered for student-led activities or a projector, doc-cam or screenshot PowerPoint instruction.
Some Testing Prompts & Exemplars are from the NY REGENTS WEBSITE: http://www.nysedregents.org/comprehensiveenglish
THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE NY REGENTS OR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
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