Compare & Contrast Stories Task Cards 2nd & 3rd Grade RL2.9/ 3.9

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Great resource for comparing two stories. I liked that the stories were not too long and they were engaging.
Loved this for centers, it was child friendly for students to be able to use independently during centers as well as aligned with what was taught in class
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⭐️ These task cards are perfect for comparing and contrasting two stories. Aligned to RL2.9 and RL3.9, each of these 30 paired fiction passages is followed by one standard focused multiple choice question.

⭐️ If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for practicing and reinforcing asking and answering questions skills. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.

⭐️ This resource is also available separately as a digital Boom Card resource here: Compare Two Stories Boom Cards ™ 2nd & 3rd Grade - Distance Learning Task Cards

⭐️ Available in color and black-line.

Suggested Uses:

✏️ Centers - These are perfect to use in centers and independent/partner work.

✏️ Scoot - Pass out one card for each student. Set a timer and say, “scoot!” when the timer goes off. Students move seats to the next card. They continue to rotate until they are back at their original seat.

✏️ Scavenger Hunt - Hide cards around the room. Students search for cards and answer them.

✏️ Games - Number block tower blocks. Students stack the blocks, then take turns pulling blocks. Students answer the corresponding number card.

✏️ Whole-Class Practice - Teacher displays card on the projector. Students answer on mini-whiteboards.

✏️ Exit Tickets - Give each student a task card at the end of the lesson. Have them answer on a sticky note.

What's Included:

  • 30 short, paired fiction stories
  • 1 Multiple Choice Question for Each Passage
  • Challenge card
  • Recording Template
  • Answer Key
  • Available in Color or Black-Line

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Compare & Contrast Different Versions of Stories RL.2.9 - Print & Digital RL2.9

Compare & Contrast Stories in a Series - 3rd RL.3.9 - Printable & Digital RL3.9

Skill Pack Bundle:

This resource is available in a Skill Pack Bundle that contains six different resources focused on this specific reading skill - including lesson plans, digital mini-lessons, guided readers, task cards, and Boom Cards.

Compare Versions Skill Pack - RL.2.9 Classroom & Distance Learning Bundle

Compare Stories Skill Pack - RL.3.9 Classroom & Distance Learning Bundle

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Task Cards GROWING Bundle for 2nd & 3rd Grade

Reading Comprehension Boom Cards™ Digital Task Cards 2nd & 3rd Grade Bundle


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
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).


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