Compare and Contrast: Nonfiction Bundle! This product contains 3 of my compare and contrast nonfiction products, including task cards, a writing activity, and several games and compare and contrast practice reading passages.
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Compare and Contrast Nonfiction
This 45 page compare and contrast resource helps you teach comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts / informational texts in a variety of different ways, not simply a Venn Diagram.
Students will have the opportunity to compare two topics in the same text, as well as to compare and contrast two texts on the same topic.
This compare and contrast resource includes:
-2 introductory compare and contrast activities
-3 original nonfiction reading passages for students to practice comparing two topics within 1 text
-2 sets of 2 original nonfiction passages for students to compare two texts on the same topic
-follow up questions or activities for each passage to encourage students to think about comparing and contrasting in a variety of ways and to assess their compehension (including filling out comparing and contrasting charts)
-a compare and contrast scavenger hunt activity
-a compare and contrast "snowball fight" activity
This resource is for 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade (upper elementary) students. Depending on your students' abilities, you can use these comparing and contrasting nonfiction activities as independent assignments, compare and contrast homework, small group activities, whole group comparing and contrasting lessons, or for assessment.
Compare and Contrast Writing
This compare and contrast essay writing resource provides scaffolding so students can successfully write a short paper comparing and contrasting a topic of their choice.
Include in this compare and contrast essay writing practice activity:
-a brainstorming page for students to compare and contrast topics of their choice
-2 differentiated rough drafts, one that provides additional scaffolding (a compare and contrast template / outline)
-a revising and editing page
-2 final draft paper options
-a teacher model that compares and contrasts cats with dogs
-a compare and contrast rubric
-a suggestion page for students that need help coming up with topics to compare and contrast
You can also use this with 2nd grade, 3rd grade, or 4th grade students to practice comparing two texts.
Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Task Cards
Help students compare and contrast using these 24 nonfiction task cards. Students practice comparing and contrasting key details within text, t-charts, tables, timelines, graphs, and pictures.
These task cards (which can also be used for Scoot) give students an opportunity to practice comparing and contrasting in different ways instead of only within text or using Venn Diagrams. The task cards cover a variety of topics, including comparing animals, fruit, habitats, natural disasters, landforms, shapes, and more.
This resource contains:
-24 compare and contrast task cards with nonfiction text or nonfiction text features
-An answer sheet that requires students to use evidence from the text in their answer
-An answer key
-A grading rubric
These task cards can make a great comparing and contrasting center. They are best used with 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade students (upper elementary).
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