This is a packet to create a rough and final draft for any benchmark writing prompt on the subject of compare and contrast. Student will compare and contrast using themselves and a friend. Activities included are:
~Definition and Prompt along with an Example using a cat and dog.
~An Interview Sheet for the student and the friend they have chosen to work with.
~A Draw You and Your Friend activity for Visual Learners.
~A Follow Up to the Interview where students list things about themselves on one side and their friend on the other. In the middle of the sheet is a "Same" box. They are to cross off the "sames" when they write them in the middle and are then left with the differences on the sides.
~ A Title and First Paragraph Intro page.
~ Lined Writing Pages. (Print Two for the Rough Draft and then the Final Copy.)
In fourth grade we aimed for five paragraphs. 1) Introduction to the topic. 2) About me. 3) About my friend. 4) Our similarities and differences. 5) Conclusion.