Compare and Contrast Activities Unit - Comparing Informational Texts and Stories
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Teach comparing and contrasting in both fiction and nonfiction in a variety of fun ways. This compare and contrast unit combines my Comparing and Contrasting Stories Resource with my Comparing and Contrasting Nonfiction resource (almost 100 pages of comparing and contrasting - a huge bundle of activities).
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Compare and Contrast Nonfiction
This 45 page compare and contrast resource helps you teach comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts / informational texts in a variety of different ways, not simply a Venn Diagram.
Students will have the opportunity to compare two topics in the same text, as well as to compare and contrast two texts on the same topic.
This compare and contrast resource includes:
-2 introductory compare and contrast activities
-3 original nonfiction reading passages for students to practice comparing two topics within 1 text
-2 sets of 2 original nonfiction passages for students to compare two texts on the same topic
-follow up questions or activities for each passage to encourage students to think about comparing and contrasting in a variety of ways and to assess their compehension (including filling out comparing and contrasting charts)
-a compare and contrast scavenger hunt activity
-a compare and contrast "snowball fight" activity
This 50 page resource helps students to compare and contrast fiction passages in a variety of ways. Students will compare characters to themselves, compare two characters in a story, compare different versions of a story, compare poems, and more.
Students are asked to compare and contrast using venn diagrams, charts, and through a variety of questions to assess their comprehension. Students are also asked to compare and contrast within a text, as well as compare and contrast 2 different texts.
Included in this compare and contrast resource are:
- 2 introductory comparing and contrasting activities using a Venn Diagram and a chart (students compare and contrast a friend)
-1 reading passage where students are asked to compare and contrast themselves with the main character
-1 reading passage where students are asked to compare and contrast two characters in the same text
-2 poems over the same topic with activities to help with comparing the poems
-2 poems written by the same author with activities to compare and contrast the two poems
-2 reading passages written from a different point of view, and a compare and contrast scavenger hunt activity
-2 reading passages written about the same character, and a Snowball Fight compare and contrast activity
-a rubric and answer keys for grading
The preview shows everything that is included with the resource, which is ideal for 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade (upper elementary) students. Depending on your students' abilities, you can use these activities as independent assignments, centers, compare and contrast homework, small group activities, whole group comparing and contrasting lessons, or for assessment.
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