Compare and Contrast Task Cards Google Slides and Easel | Reading Strategy

Rachel Lynette
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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14 (plus google slides)
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Comparing and contrasting is a challenging reading skill. Each of these 27 cards (and google slides) features a short passage along with two text-dependent questions. To add more rigor, several of the cards may also require some inference for full understanding. Each passage is focused either on people, places, events, or a nonfiction topic.

Use Digitally as Google Slides or Easel. Easel and Google slides are identical.

Great for test prep or as extra practice for your text structures lesson. You could use them orally with small groups and have students discuss the answers. They could also be used individually with students responding either in paragraph format, with a Venn diagram, or on the provided answer sheet or slide. Answer keys are also included.

Blackline versions included for printing in black and white. They look great on bright colored paper!


Contents of this set include:

  • Directions and Suggestions
  • 27 Task Cards Color
  • 27 Task Cards Black Line
  • 27 Google Slides and Easel Pages with Text Boxes
  • Cover Card
  • Student Answer Sheets
  • Answer Keys


What teachers have said about this resource:

Love, love, love these! I've used these in centers and in small group intervention practice. I've used them with Venn Diagrams and T-charts...they work well for both. -Lisa H.

I thought this was a fun activity for practicing comparing and contrasting skills with my students. I am always looking for new ways to present information. Sometimes it is hard to find activities that are not too simple for my upper elementary students. This is a great addition to my comparing and contrasting unit. Thank you! -Lindsay M.

These task cards were awesome! Was able to use a card as a warm up for students and in centers. The cards also promote critical thinking, which is a huge plus! Thanks!! -Jade F.


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This resource was created by Rachel Lynette for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TpT. Thank you for respecting these terms of use. :)

This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

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14 (plus google slides)
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.


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