Compare and Contrast Writing / Informational Writing and Research / Basketball vs. Volleyball
With this engaging project, students will learn about basketball and volleyball, write informational papers about the sports, compare and contrast the sports, and write a compare and contrast paper.
The project could be implemented in several ways:
-For younger students, it could be a whole class shared/guided reading and writing project.
-Older students could conduct their own research with books and online resources, possibly in a reading/writing center.
-One sport could be a whole-class guided research writing project, the other could be independent. Then the class could compare and contrast both.
-Half of the class could research and write about basketball while the other half learns about volleyball. Students could partner up to share their research and work together to write the compare and contrast paper.
~a list of Common Core Standards covered
~online research resources
~brainstorming activity cards and directions
~informative writing poster
~student editing checklist
~graphic organizers for each part of the project
~publishing pages with and without clip art – primary and intermediate writing lines
~compare and contrast writing poster
~holistic grading rubric
~colorful bulletin board header pages
This packet is also available in a discounted bundle with Football vs. Soccer and Baseball vs. Hockey:
Compare and Contrast Writing ~ Sports Bundle
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