This organizer is used for comparing and contrasting with both fiction and nonfiction. It can be used across disciplines as well. The top hat organizer is a great way for students to organize their thoughts. They can use the top hat to organize ideas for an extension into discussion or writing.
I use this organizer all the time with my second graders and they LOVE the top hat. It is very student-friendly! The part I like about it is that it helps eliminate students from stating a point and counter-point while comparing and contrasting.