This graphic organizer uses the components of Step Up to Writing to have students fill in to compare and contrast. It can be any two items or texts. It also requires students to brainstorm a topic and conclusion sentence. Teachers can edit this with the number of compares or contrasts they would like students to have and with the names or the items. There is also space on the second page for the students to write a paragraph using their graphic organizer. I've used this with two texts and also with a movie and a book.