Compare and Contrast Writing in Two Formats

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Two formats for writing compare and contrast paragraphs, compositions, and essays are presented in this product. Several mini-posters and charts that can be displayed on interactive whiteboards or bulletin boards and which can also be photocopied for students to keep in their writing journals as references are included in this product. Using these two formats for their compare and contrast writing helps students organize their ideas better and more logically.

One format is called a point-by-point comparison and the other is called an item-by-item comparison. Mini-posters that explain how to write each type of compare and contrast writing and models that show examples of the two types are included in this product. Students can do a quick task and identify the features that are being compared and contrasted in each model and answers are provided.

In addition, this product includes charts that list transition words, which are differentiated for students at novice, intermediate, and advanced levels of writing. Also included, for younger students or English Language Learners at lower levels of language proficiency, is a mini-poster that defines the words compare and contrast and another that explains the purpose and features of compare and contrast writing.

This product also includes explanatory information for teachers, a list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed, and three sample WIDA Model Performance Indicators (MPIs) for teachers with ELLs in their classes. Venn diagram and T-chart graphic organizers are also provided in this product. All the pages that students can use are offered in both color and black-and-white versions.

Teaching students how to use these two formats for their compare and contrast writing assignments gives them a framework for organizing the information on their graphic organizers and will help them become better writers. Go beyond the Venn diagram and T-chart by teaching students two formats for compare and contrast writing with this product!

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What you get in this product:

★ A table of contents for easy reference (1 page)

★ A Notes to the Teacher section with explanatory information (1 page)

★ A list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed by this product (1 page)

★ Sample WIDA Model Performance Indicators (1 page)

★ A mini-poster defining the words compare and contrast (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for a total of 2 pages)

★ A mini-poster explaining the purpose and features of compare and contrast writing (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for a total of 2 pages)

★ Point-by-point comparison information (3 pages in color and 3 pages in b/w for a total of 6 pages)

★ Item-by-item comparison information (3 pages in color and 3 pages in b/w for a total of 6 pages)

★ A chart listing transition words for novice writers (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for 2 pages total)

★ A chart listing transition words for intermediate writers (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for 2 pages total)

★ A chart listing transition words for advanced writers (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for 2 pages total)

★ A Venn diagram graphic organizer (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for 2 pages total)

★ A T-chart graphic organizer (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for 2 pages total)

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Compare and Contrast Writing in Two Formats
Compare and Contrast Writing in Two Formats
Compare and Contrast Writing in Two Formats
Compare and Contrast Writing in Two Formats