Compare and Contrast with Paired Text Passages for Reading and Writing

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Beginners compare and contrast pictures and move on to paired text passages for reading comprehension and close reading. Support materials are included, such as graphic organizers, essay writing templates, and posters. Sample student essays are included as mentor texts.

These nonfiction reading and writing activities are perfect for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-grade students to meet RI.2.9, RI.3.9, and RI.4.9 for comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts.

Students begin by comparing and contrasting expository/informational texts with pictures and then move on to paired text passages. Finally, students will write compare and contrast essays using the templates and graphic organizers.

The DIGITAL and PRINTABLE versions both include:

  • 7 Sets of pictures to compare and contrast

  • 5 Graphic organizer templates to use with the included photos or any other images you want to compare and contrast

  • 3 Posters including signal words, the meaning of compare and contrast, and an "I Can . . ." statement poster in your choice of 2 colors

  • Moth and butterfly set: 2 passages, 4 graphic organizers, a completed Venn diagram for teacher reference, one sample student essay

  • Mount Rushmore and Eiffel Tower set: 2 passages, 4 graphic organizers, a completed Venn diagram for teacher reference, one sample student essay

  • Giant panda and koala set: 2 passages, 4 graphic organizers, a completed Venn diagram for teacher reference, and one sample student essay)

  • 3 Sample essays teachers can use to model good writing for students to observe

  • 3 Compare and contrast graphic organizers - use with any picture or text

  • 2 Compare and contrast essay templates – scaffolded templates show how to write a compare and contrast paragraph

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Students learn step-by-step as they move from comparing simple pictures to more complex passages. Completed graphic organizers (Venn diagrams) for the text passage sets are included to guide teachers in presenting the lessons to students.

Additionally, a writing outline is included to scaffold students toward independence. The outline guides students through the steps of writing a compare and contrast paragraph. In addition, three sample essays (for the text passages) are included as a guide for teachers and as references for students.

The colored photos in this unit are perfect for projecting onto a SmartBoard or projection board for class discussions and group work. Students feel confident after completing this unit.

This resource includes:

  • A DIGITAL (paperless) version using Google Slides™
  • A PRINTABLE paper/pencil version

HOW DO I ACCESS THE DIGITAL VERSION?

  • The digital version of this resource was created with Google Slides™.
  • You will need a Google email to make a copy for your Google Drive.
  • You can assign these slides through Google Classroom or send them via email to students.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I PURCHASE THIS RESOURCE?

  • Download and read the PDF directions.
  • Click the links to make a copy of each resource for your own drive.
  • Assign to your students using the enclosed directions.

Perfect for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders who need review. This resource aligns with CCSS.RI.2.9, CCSS.RI.3.9, and CCSS.RI.4.9.

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55 printable pages, 45 digital slides, 18 pages teacher directions
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

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