Compare & Contrast Animals, Insects, Adventures, & Amphibians

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Compare & Contrast Non-fiction & Fiction Passages
After looking over my end of the year test results and talking with my sweet friend who teaches first grade in Arizona, I decided that it would be highly beneficial to create passages to help my kiddos practice comparing and contrasting.

In the product there are 25 pages that will give your students the much needed practice. Each page includes two passages to compare and contrast. Some have the students comparing and contrasting characters, while others are comparing and contrasting similar topics.

The passages are challenging, so I have used these toward the end of the year with my firsties. You could read the passages together and have the students help you come up with what to put in the Venn Diagram too.

The Passages Include:
Gorilla Groups & Gary Gorilla-A non-fiction passage about gorilla groups and a fiction passage about the leader of a Gorilla group names Gary
Gorilla Groups & Lot of Lions-The same non-fiction passage as the previous page and a non-fiction passage about groups of lions
Crocodiles & Alligators- Two non-fiction passages about alligators and crocodiles
Dogs Declare & Cats Connect-Two non-fiction passages about Dogs & Cats and how they communicate using their tails
Beautiful Butterflies & Marvelous Moths-Two non-fiction passages about butterflies and moths
Betty Butterfly & Margaret Moth-Two fiction passages about a butterflies’ and a moth’s lives
Killer King Cobras & Gentle Gecko-Two non-fiction passages about Cobras and Geckos
Labrador Retriever & Border Collies-Two non-fiction passages about two types of dogs
African & Asian Elephants-Two non-fiction passages about how Asian and African Elephants are similar and different
White Water Rafting & You Saved my Life-A non-fiction passage all about white water rafting and a passage about a sister who saves her brother during a white water rafting trip
Stingrays & Manta Rays-Two non-fiction passages about Stingrays & Manta Rays
Octopuses & Giant Squid-Two non-fiction passages about Octopuses and Giant Squid
Sea Cucumbers & Sea Stars-Two non-fiction passages about sea cucumbers and stars and how they are similar and different
Cheetahs & Jaguars-Two non-fiction passages about two large cats
Zebras & Giraffes-Two non-fiction passages on zebra and giraffes
Polar Bears & Brown Bears-Two non-fiction passages on Polar and Brown Bears and how they are similar and different
Emperor Penguins & Macaroni Penguins-Two non-fiction passages on how these two types of penguins are the same and different
Sherry Shark & Hammerhead Sharks- A fictional passage about a Hammerhead Shark that makes a new friend, A non-fiction passage about Hammerhead Sharks
Jellyfish & Portuguese Man-Of-War-Two non-fiction passages about two “fish” that look similar, but are completely different
Black Widows & Tarantulas-Two non-fiction passages comparing two dangerous spiders
The Frog Princess & The Life Cycle of a Frog-One fictional passage about a princess who turns into a frog and a non-fiction passage about the life cycle of a frog
Owen Olsen & Olivia O’Ryan-Two fictional passages about two first graders who go to different schools and live different lives
Dolphins & Whales-Two non-fiction passages about dolphins and whales and their similarities and differences
Crabs & Shrimp-Two non-fiction passages about two crustaceans
Dragonflies & Fireflies-Two non-fiction passages about beautiful flying bugs

Other Recommended ELA Resourcess
Reading Races-Zeno Sight Word Style
Super Heroes & Sight Words-A Zeno Sight Word Unit
Sight Word Stories
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Compare & Contrast Animals, Insects, Adventures, & Amphibians
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Compare & Contrast Animals, Insects, Adventures, & Amphibians