In the first activity, students will review two paragraphs featuring compare/contrast text structures. Students will identify signal words in each paragraph and then will complete graphic organizers to show the specific comparisons as discussed in each text.
The paragraph analysis key includes completed graphic organizers, but student work pages are intentionally blank. Asking students to identify how to best display the information graphically aids in their understanding of the overall text structure.
In the second activity (which may be used as an assessment), students will be asked to write their own compare/contrast text structure paragraph based on one of two given prompts. Students will first create a graphic organizer to display their comparisons, and then will use a provided checklist to write a complete paragraph.
Total Product Includes:
- One two-sided practice page
- Practice page answer key
- One two-sided writing assignment/assessment page
Ink-saver (background-free) version included!
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