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Comparative Writing: Common-Core & NY Regents: Complete Guide (30 activities)

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
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Teach students to write a compare and contrast paragraph or essay (controlling idea paragraph or synthesis essay). No prep printable and digital activities (PDF and Google Doc link) for Google Classroom or distance learning.

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

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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.

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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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Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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