Compare and Contrast Task Cards: 24 Short Story Cards with Questions.
Use these 24 task cards to help your students practice comparing and contrasting. Each card has a short story, along with two compare and contrast questions. In addition, several of the cards may also require some inference for full understanding. Each card is focused either on people, places, events or a nonfiction topic.
There are several ways to use these cards. You could use them orally with small groups and have students discuss the answers. They could also be used individually with students responding either with a T-chart (same/different), a Venn diagram, or in paragraph format. A recording chart is included so that students can keep track of which cards they have completed.
These cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. Another option is to print on card stock.
Contents of this set include:
• Directions and Suggestions
• 24 Task Cards
• Challenge Card
• Student Answer Sheets
Common Core Standards addressed in this set:
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)
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.
Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Also available in a money-saving Reading Strategies Task Card Bundle
• Task Card Bundle
• Literature Response Question Cards (Lit Sparks)
• Generalizations (Identify)
• Paraphrase It! (Advanced set)
• Text Time Passages with Text-Dependent Questions
• Close Reading Tool Kit
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