Compare and Contrast It, is a pack of 27 FICTION & NONFICTION task cards with fiction and nonfiction writing organizers (example keys included) for strengthening the compare/contrast reading strategy. This product works for most elementary grade levels but I believe it is best for second through fourth grades.
There are two organizers with EXAMPLE KEYS. One is for comparing and contrasting real life people, places, or things. The other is for comparing and contrasting fictional characters or settings. There is a compare/contrast writing prompt so students can compare themselves with a friend. The organizers are meant to be springboards for writing so I included a writing page.
NEWLY ADDED: I created a writing page as mentioned above to be used with any of the graphic organizers. I also added a page of ESL Insights which is my view of how this product will work with English language learners and I also added a core standards page.
Core standards covered:
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).