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This resource makes it easy for you to teach comparing and contrasting in nonfiction texts / informational texts so that your students develop a thorough understanding. Students will have the opportunity to compare two topics in the same text, as well as to compare and contrast two texts on the same topic. Instead of simply practicing filling out a Venn Diagram, students will practice this skill in a variety of different ways.
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This resource includes:
- 2 introductory compare and contrast activities
- 1 nonfiction reading passage comparing backpacking to camping with questions and a scaffolded Venn Diagram cut and paste activity
- 1 reading comprehension passage that comparing Tropical Rainforests to Temperate Rainforests with questions and a chart for students to fill in
- 1 informational text about our solar system's inner planets and outer planets, with a scavenger hunt activity to help students find similarities and differences between the two
- 2 nonfiction texts on hurricanes, each written from a different perspective, with comprehension questions and a Venn Diagram activity to help students compare and contrast the two texts
- 2 nonfiction texts on dachshunds with a snowball fight activity to help students compare and contrast two texts on the same topic
- 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, or for assessment.
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Kalena Baker, Teaching Made Practical