Compare / Contrast Essay - Complete Unit

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7th - 10th
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Compare / contrast essay - complete unit.

The common core aligned packet is full of resources with everything you need for writing a compare/contrast essay. Primarily geared toward grades 6 - 8, it involves higher-level thinking compare/contrast topics such as literature and concepts rather than objects. I use this in high school successfully, as well, with more sophisticated topics.

***UPDATED**** Now contains complete sample essay

Group hands-on compare/contrast activity (also sold separately in my store here)
Group topic brainstorming activity
Individual topic brainstorming and topic narrowing activity and worksheets
Thesis development activities and worksheets
3 organizational methods
Sample outlines
Blank outline worksheets
Introductions and conclusions
Peer Review Worksheets
Assignment sheet
Grading rubric

Common core aligned grades 6 - 8 W.1; W.2; W.4; W.7; W.9

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


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