I used this activity to compare and contrast our fiction and non-fiction classroom text and to lead a discussion about "Point of View/Perspective". We used it for Wonder and Ivan the Remarkable True Story of the Mall Gorilla. This scaffold to "dig deeper" in our comparing and contrasting pulled so much deep thinking from my children and I was amazed at what they came up with when we used those two books. You can model it however you see fit- but we started with a Compare and Contrast anchor chart, one with circles for settings, events and characters. Then students worked independently on comparing and contrasting their own books to our mentor text, Ivan.
This editable download includes three pages- the first page is a drawing page where they draw the main character in each book, the main setting, and the main event. The last two pages are comparing and contrasting circles for events, characters and setting.