Compare and Contrast Essay Writing | Friends or Enemies | Print and Digital

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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21 Slides (PPT), Lesson Plan 3 pgs, Worksheets 6 pgs, Rubric, Graphic Organizer, Video, Google Apps
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Description

Teaching compare and contrast writing can be hard, but this lesson guides students through a step-by-step process of writing a 5-paragraph (or more) essay. The lesson can be used in class or assigned for distance learning as independent student work. The instructional video with writing tutorial can also be presented as whole class instruction or assigned for students to complete at home.

This lesson demonstrates the entire process of writing a comparison and contrast essay using supporting evidence. The video, PowerPoint, graphic organizer, worksheets, and rubric allow students to practice and develop their writing skills. The detailed lesson plans make implementing the lesson easy for teachers.

All aspects of writing are covered in this lesson: brainstorming ideas, thesis statement development, introducing supporting evidence, writing hooks and leads, and incorporating the 6 Traits of Writing.

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Everything you need to implement a successful and enjoyable writing lesson that can be used on numerous Learning Management Systems including Google Classroom, Schoology, Canva, Microsoft One Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Microsoft Team, etc. is provided.

This Compare and Contrast Writing Prompt is "Friends or Enemies"

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This Compare and Contrast Writing Prompt lesson includes:

Entertaining Instructional Video:

  • Brainstorming Ideas
  • Prompt Identification and Comprehension
  • Thesis Statement Development
  • Rubric Explanation
  • How to Write a Compare and Contrast Essay Tutorial

Detailed Lesson Plan:

  • Common Core State Standards Indicated on Lesson Plan
  • Instructional Focus
  • Instructional Procedures
  • Objectives/Goals
  • Direct Instruction
  • Guided Practice
  • Enrichment
  • Differentiation
  • ESE Strategies
  • ELL Strategies
  • I Can Statement
  • Essential Question

Compare and Contrast Writing Prompt Student Worksheets:

  • Prompt
  • Brainstorming Section
  • Thesis Statement Development
  • How to Write a Compare and Contrast Essay Tutorial
  • Rubric
  • Graphic Organizer

PowerPoint Presentation:

  • Introduction slide with prompt (interactive for students to identify key vocabulary)
  • Brainstorming slide (interactive for students to list ideas)
  • Standard and Implied Thesis Development Slides
  • How to Write a Compare and Contrast Essay Tutorial Slides
  • Checklist slide

Compare and Contrast Essay Rubric

Compare and Contrast Essay Graphic Organizer

Google Slides Ready

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The lessons in the Middle School Compare and Contrast Writing Unit include:

Computer Games vs Reading

Conversation vs Texting

Exercise vs Dieting

Fiction vs Nonfiction

Friends vs Enemies

Movie Version vs Book Version

Movies at the Theatre vs Movies at Home

Shopping Online vs Shopping at a Mall

Sweet Candy vs Sour Candy

Traditional Education vs Online Education

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Total Pages
21 Slides (PPT), Lesson Plan 3 pgs, Worksheets 6 pgs, Rubric, Graphic Organizer, Video, Google Apps
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
4 days
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

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