Compare & Contrast
This Compare and Contrast Writing Essentials Bundle gives you THREE excellent resources for bringing out the best writing in your middle grades students.
In this bundle you will receive the following three Tied 2 Teaching products:
Compare & Contrast Writing with Non-Fictions Texts
Compare & Contrast Large Task Cards (SPACE SCIENCE)
35 Compare & Contrast Writing Prompts for the Middle Grades (With Organizers) Compare & Contrast Writing with Non-Fictions Texts
Compare and Contrast
Compare & Contrast Writing with Non-Fiction Texts is sure to help bring out the best writer in your middle grades student.
This extensive 99 page resource is jam-packed with material that will help you guide your students thinking as they learn to craft excellent compare and contrast responses to non-fiction texts.
Teaching kids to effectively compare and contrast two different ideas, characters, passages, or bodies of information can be a challenge. Given the limited amount of time we have in the classroom and the seemingly endless amount of content to cover, I like to “tie together” the curriculum as much as possible as to maximize my efforts and student learning. That being said, I have found that using short non-fiction passages to teach kids to compare and contrast is very effective.
This resource includes
TEACHER NOTES ~ LESSON PLANS
PRINTABLES ~ ORGANIZERS ~
10 NON-FICTION PASSAGES ~ FOLDABLE ACTIVITIES ~ SCAFFOLDED NOTES ~ PRACTICE SHEETS AND MORE
Non-Fiction Topics Addressed
The Maya Vs. The Aztec
The Mayflower vs. The Nina, Pinta & the Santa Maria
The New England Colonies vs. The Southern Colonies
Jamestown vs. Plymouth
Native Americans in the Southwest Desert vs. Native Americans from the Northwest coast
Compare & Contrast Large Task Cards (SPACE SCIENCE)
Compare & Contrast Large Task Cards (SPACE SCIENCE) is part of my Tying Together the Curriculum series. With so much to teach and such limited time, it is critical to integrate, or tie together, curriculum standards whenever possible.
This Compare and Contrast Space Science Pack includes 10 large task cards. Each task card has two short paragraphs on highly tested space science topics for students to compare and contrast. In addition, you will also receive a collection of compare and contrast graphic organizers to help students organize their thinking.
INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE
10 compare and contrast large task cards (space science)
4 compare and contrast graphic organizers
2 compare and contrast mini-posters
2 compare and contrast transition words mini-posters
1 compare and contrast transition words cutout sheet for student
1 sheet for longer student written answers
1 student short answer document
1 answer key
35 Compare & Contrast Writing Prompts for the Middle Grades (With Organizers)
This resource comes with an extensive, Common Core Aligned, 35 Compare & Contrast Writing Prompts for the Middle Grades. Perfect for helping students organize their thinking as they structure and format their Informational / Expository writing, these 4-square prompts provide a number of high interest topics to capture students interest and challenge their thinking.
This resource includes the following:
35 Compare & Contrast Writing Prompts on 4-Square organizers
1 Blank student writing sheet for student essays
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