Making connections in reading is very important in 3rd grade (that is where I currently live, 3rd grade)! Here are three tools to put in your students Interactive notebooks. I have used them several times throughout the year and my kids are fluent in comparing and contrasting because we repeat the process in multiple ways. I enjoy projecting these and letting the students fill them in or making them into interactive anchor charts!
You can also find these items and more in my editable interactive READING notebook!