Compare and Contrast Fiction Texts - Comparing Characters, Comparing Stories

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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This 50 page resource helps students to compare and contrast fiction passages in a variety of ways and provides many no prep resources. Students will compare characters to themselves, compare two characters in a story, compare different versions of a story, compare poems, and more.

Students are asked to compare and contrast using venn diagrams, charts, in writing, and through a variety of questions to assess their comprehension. Students are also asked to compare and contrast within a text, as well as compare and contrast 2 different texts.

Or, if you are also interested in activities to teach comparing and contrasting within nonfiction texts, check out my Compare and Contrast Activities Bundle and save over 25%!

This resource includes:

  • 2 activities to introduce comparing and contrasting using Venn Diagrams, charts, and paragraph frames
  • 1 fiction reading passage where students are asked to compare and contrast themselves with the main character
  • 1 fiction reading passage where students are asked to find similarities and differences between the two characters from the same text using a chart
  • 2 poems about robins, with activities to help students compare and contrast the 2 poems
  • 2 poems written by the same author, with activities to help students find similarities and differences between the two poems.
  • 2 reading passages written from a different point of view with a low prep scavenger hunt geared to get students thinking about ways the passages are alike and different
  • 2 reading passages written about the same character with a low prep Snowball Fight activity to help students compare and contrast
  • a grading rubric and answer keys

The preview shows everything that is included with the resource, which is ideal for 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade (upper elementary) students. Depending on your students' abilities, you can use these activities as independent assignments, compare and contrast homework, small group activities, whole group comparing and contrasting lessons, compare and contrast review for test prep, or for assessment.

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50 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).


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