This lesson teaches upper elementary students how to write a 2-paragraph compare and contrast essay! Students will create a topic sentence on two topics they select. From there, they will complete a Venn Diagram and graphic organizer with their ideas. A list of comparison words and contrasting words will help guide them in their writing so it flows nicely.
This lesson is complete with the following items:
-A student sample to teach from
-A Venn Diagram for students to fill out
-A list of compare and contrast topics students may write
-A pre-writing brainstorm section
-Graphic Organizer for the rough draft
-A student checklist to use after the writing
Please note: This lesson is quite similar to one in the Spring Poetry bundle lesson I sell. Please do not purchase this lesson if you already have my Spring Poetry lesson.