Comparing and Contrasting is such an important skill, but can sometimes be hard for young learners to grasp. This interactive PowerPoint introduction and engaging follow-up activities not only make teaching this skill effective, but also FUN!
If you liked my Decoding Strategies packs, you will LOVE this Comprehension Strategy pack! It has everything you need to teach and reinforce the Compare and Contrast comprehension strategy in a fun, exciting way!!
~Suggested lesson sequence
Detailed plan to implement
~Interactive PowerPoint Slideshow
(see preview for some of the slides) Involves kids in a fun guessing game, followed by comparing and contrasting the story Cinderella to a new version, comparing Cinderella to a stepsister, and using a Venn diagram to compare and contrast.
: 2 options available (with and without the chameleon)
Passages to compare and contrast sharks/whales, apples/pumpkins, cats/dogs. 2 versions of each:
Version 1- Cut and paste picture-supported words into Venn diagram
Version 2- Compare by highlighting sentences that tell about similarities yellow.
Compare by coloring pictures to match things being compared. 3 comparison
~Compare the Pictures
Students write similarities and differences between the two pictured objects.
~Same & Different: card game
Students turn a card over and if they can name one similarity and one difference between the pictured objects, they keep the card. OR, for a more advanced version, students can come up with as many as they can and use tally marks to keep track of score.
~Compare & Contrast Graphic Organizers
: Can be used with any book, or as planning for writing a story.
*****So much to see! Please see preview for a better picture!*****
Goes perfectly with my Sequencing Squirrel Comprehension Strategy Pack. Please click here:Sequencing Squirrel
For a look at my Decoding Reading Strategy Bundle, please click here:Reading Strategy Bundle: 6 packs in one plus bonus review pack
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