This PPT reviews text structures and focuses on comparing and contrasting. It leads students through a word sort (which can be made by using the chart or purchased) while introducing them to the vocabulary that authors use while comparing and contrasting. Then the their is a teacher exemplar and students do a think-pair-share using sentence frames to compare and contrast. Each of the PPTs in this lesson set come together to help structure an essay response comparing and contrasting in response to reading.
You will need a reading passage to accompany the PPT that compares and contrasts two animals. I like to use Newmark Learning's Progress Monitoring Assessments, but any passage will work. Students may also research to find these details. After students learn the structure, they can use the sentence frames two compare and contrast any topics in reading.