This is a 5 page Comparison / Contrast Worksheet titled "Snorkeling and Scuba Diving.” The first page is four paragraphs of information comparing the two water sports. It also has a colorful picture of a snorkeler and a scuba diver. The scuba diver’s equipment is labeled.(I just provided part of that picture in my thumbnail The next two pages are made up of fifteen questions about the two water sports. The first five are short answer. The next ten are questions that students need to label as snorkeling, scuba diving, or both. I have provided a few samples of the kinds of questions in my preview. (The thumbnail’s drawing is actually in color, even though it comes out black-and-white on the thumbnail.)
Reading comprehension skills are locating details, drawing conclusions, identifying causes and effects, and of course comparing and contrasting. The fourth page is a Venn Diagram that you can have your students do if you want them to do a comparison/contrast writing of the two sports. This worksheet can serve as an effective reading activity in which students determine answers to fifteen questions and/or a pre-write for the writing genre of compare/contrast. It could also be considered as Teaching Reading in the area of Science. The fifth page is the answer key. The worksheet is one that you can easily print off and is easy to edit if you need to. I think both you and your students will like it!