Compare and Contrast Informational Bundle
Common Core Aligned Activities
* 8 informational passages about animal comparisons
* Graphic organizers to use while comparing and contrasting (including a Venn diagram and another graphic organizer meant to help students turn their findings into a piece of written work)
*Can be used with multiple grade levels in a variety of ways and can be differentiated based on ability or need
*Teacher tracker sheet - keep record of student skill mastery
Introductory - You can simplify this activity by giving students similarities as they search for differences or by giving them differences as they search for similarities until they get a better handle on the skill.
Review - Adjust the # of similarities and differences you want your students to find (still guided, working in partners, etc...)
Assessment - Give student the # of similarities and differences you would like them to find and then have them independently fill out the Venn or graphic organizer which they can then turn into an open ended written response.
Common Core Standards Addressed:
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