Compare and contrast articles! Readers often have trouble with the text structure of compare and contrast in expository text. In this file, you'll find nine texts at multiple levels to help you support your readers as they learn how to read and understand compare and contrast text.
Texts include: Palm Trees and Pine Trees, Vernal Pool or Puddle?, Butterfly Lookalikes, Cooking in a Colonial Kitchen, Letters: Then and Now, Etiquette at the Chinese Table, Sea Gulls and Antarctic Skuas, Lentic and Lotic Waterways, and Hurricanes and Nor'easters. Each text includes activities to help students make sense of the compare and contrast text structure, including graphic organizers, before reading activities, scaffolded summaries, and sorting activities.
Reading levels are at grades 3-6. Articles include text features such as photographs, headings, and captions. Great for test preparation and content area reading.
Now with answer keys!