Compare and Contrast Fiction - Compare and Contrast Activities 3rd 4th 5th

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I used this before the end of the year was over in order to teach students how stories can be similar and yet so different. This was a huge time saver for me!
This resource was so thorough and completely aligned with our compare and contrast literature standard. I loved the reading passages and how it helped our students!
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Your students will enjoy the short paired text passages featuring traditional literature (Aesop's Fables, folktales from around the world, and myths) in this Compare and Contrast Unit! It comes in two versions: print and digital for Google Classroom™, and is a time-saving and effective way to teach a variety of reading strategies including compare and contrast, theme, author’s purpose, and finding evidence from the text.

It includes: (Print and Digital)

10 Passages with two stories each per page (paired passages) and comprehension questions

Compare and Contrast List of Words Handout

Compare and Contrast the Story: Graphic Organizer

Compare and Contrast the Characters: Graphic Organizer

Compare and Contrast the Story Elements: Graphic Organizer

Venn Diagram Graphic Organizer

2 Theme Handouts

Answer Keys

Teacher Notes PDF with LINKS

SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!!! (Click Here) It has 10 key reading units that cover many 4th and 5th reading standards!

Here are the units included in the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!

Main Idea

Characters, Settings, and Events: Story Elements

Compare and Contrast

Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose

Text Evidence

Inferences Using Informational Text

Inferences Using Literature


Cause and Effect

Informational Text Structures

Why you'll love this resource:

  • It includes traditional literature passages, including Aesop's fables, myths, and folktales from around the world.

  • It has a digital version that works well in the classroom, for homeschool, or for distance learning.

  • Most of the passages are paired text with two to three short stories on a single page.

  • The passages are high-interest ones your students will enjoy, like The Monkey and the Pea or The Golden Touch!

  • The printables are low prep for busy teachers and the paperless version is NO prep!

  • It may be used in a number of ways from guided reading, to reader's workshop, independent work, literacy centers, homework, test prep, and more!!!

If you’re looking for more paired text resources, here are a few you might like:

Paired Texts: Fiction to Fiction for 3rd - 5th Grades

Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th - 6th Grades

Looking for some paired texts to take you through the seasons?

Fall Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th - 6th Grades

Winter Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th - 6th Grades

Spring Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th - 6th Grades

Paired Texts by the Season Bundle: 4th - 6th Grades

These are completely digital reading units for Paired Texts! They are very interactive with drag and drop pieces and content your students will LOVE!

4th Grade Digital Reading Unit Paired Passages (Nonfiction)

5th Grade Digital Reading Unit Paired Texts (Nonfiction)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.


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