Digital graphic organizers take students through the process of writing a compare and contrast paragraph. Compare and contrast characters, settings, and events using piece of literature.
My students loved filling out the Venn Diagrams and writing their paragraphs.
This resource contains:
*a teacher download with tips and instructions.
*a Google Slides resource for each of your students
Page 1: Brainstorm: gets students thinking about characters, settings and events
Page 2: Venn Diagram Prewrite Compare and Contrast Characters (Use any two characters)
Page 3: Draft for Comparing Characters: walks students through each sentence in a simple 5 sentence paragraph
Page 4:Publish Character Paragraph
Page 5: Venn Diagram Prewrite Compare and Contrast Settings
Page 6: Draft for Comparing Settings
Page 7: Publish Settings Paragraph
Page 8: Venn Diagram Prewrite Compare and Contrast Events
Page 9 Draft for Comparing Events
Page 10 Publish Events Paragraph
Page 11: Sentence Starters and Key Words for a Compare and Contrast Topic Sentence
Page 12: Sentence Starters and Key Words for a Comparing
Page 13: Sentence Starters and Key Words for Contrasting
Page 14: Sentence Starters and Key Words for a Compare and Contrast Conclusion Sentence
The Sentence Starters / Anchor Charts can be printed and hung up or displayed on an interactive white board. They are also linked to the draft pages so students can look while writing.
This could be used repeatedly with different literature throughout the school year.
This resource was created to mainly support
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)
while also supporting
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.A
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.B
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.C
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.D
Provide a concluding statement or section.
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