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Compare Contrast Two or More Texts NonFiction Graphic Organizers

Tracee Orman
Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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Compare Contrast Two or More Texts: Close Reading Strategies and Activities
Aligned with the Common Core State Standards

Use the handouts to encourage close reading and compare/contrast of two or more texts or sources (may be used with multimedia sources such as graphics, videos, podcasts, etc.). They may also be used to compare two different people, focusing on comparing their early life, struggles, and achievements. Includes modified Venn Diagrams specific to the CCSS.

These activities may be used with any news, feature, informational, explanatory, argument, opinion, editorial, persuasive, narrative, or autobiographical article/text. Note: the 6th grade handouts specifically address comparing two biographies or a biography with a memoir.

Students will be required to find evidence from the text to support their answers.

*LINKS to numerous nonfiction articles are included. The articles appeal to teenagers and issues that teens are dealing with. The articles themselves are NOT included. These are meant to be versatile and can be used with any text.*

• Students will read nonfiction passages closely.
• Students will determine the central idea(s) of the article.
• Students will analyze the ideas and identify the supporting evidence.
• Students will evaluate the author’s claims (arguments).
• Students will determine the author’s point-of-view by evaluating the diction and tone.
• Students will compare and contrast two texts and sources (including multimedia sources).
• Students will analyze various events depicted by two authors/creators.
• Students will summarize the text.

Covers the reading informational texts standard RI.9. See the preview for a list of all the standards practiced by grade level.

Created and copyrighted by Tracee Orman

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60 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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