Compare & Contrast Skill Building Pack: A variety of strategies and scaffolded activities that will help students gain foundation skills needed to compare and contrast.
comparative thinking picture cards
16 cards to stimulate discussion about similarities and differences (cat/dog, school/home, city/farm, apple/banana, fairy/witch, elf/giant, castle/cottage, tortoise/hare, book/computer, pancakes/cereal, soccer/basketball, teacher/doctor, car/bike, flower/tree, frog/fish).
Comparative Strategies on a Ring
(NOTE: this ring is also available as part of our Strategy Center
• 2 frames (or sentence stems) that help students formulate sentences "____ and ______ are the same because______" and "_____ and ________ are different because_________".
• visual cues that remind students to use adjectives and to ask "wh" questions.
•"Words that help us Compare"cue cards
•"Words that Help us Contrast" cue cards
• variations in sentence structure cue cards help facilitate discussion about various sentences and vocabulary to use as you compare and contrast.
Compare with "WH" Questions
graphic organizer that helps students consider "wh" quesitons when they are comparing two objects.
Use Adjectives When You Compare and Contrast
Helpful word lists.
"How Do You Compare?" Mini Poster
to enhance your bulletin board display, features original speech2teach illustrations. Printing size one 8x10 page.
Student Reflection Checklist
featuring adorable illustrations (color and black and white versions).
Compare Two Characters
Compare Two Settings
apples and oranges frames
4 differentiated frames to display student work (blank, 3-lined, fully lined, and black and white)
Book themed frame
to display student work features the phrase "I can compare and contrast characters, settings and events in a story".
Compare and Contrast using adjectives and the suffix "er"
This worksheet features 5 illustrations and related sentences. Students fill in the blank from a word bank. Includes the words "older" "smaller" "nicer" "colder" and "slower". For example the turtle is __________ than the rabbit"
Compare and Contrast Paragraphs
2 worksheets each featuring paragraphs that compare and contrast. The first is about two brothers. The second is about the difference between alligators and crocodiles. Students read the paragraphs and then use the strategies they have learned to respond to a question about how thing are the same and different.
Similarities and Differences Cut and Paste
2 worksheets in which students sort phrases into those that describe similarities and those that describe differences. The first worksheets features a doctor and a teacher. The second is about a cat and a dog.
The words "compare" and "contrast" are part of our interactive
Words to Explore Academic Vocabulary Poster
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