Comparing Texts Task Cards | Digital and Printable

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These digital and printable Comparing Texts on the Same Topic Task Cards includes 16 sets of paired passages (32 informational passages total) to help students compare texts on the same topic or event.

Each card includes two passages with an overall main idea and also an individual focus to each passage.

This product also includes a comprehension quick check page (one question for each passage), a recording sheet with guiding questions, an additional recording sheet for identifying the main topics and ideas, and prompt cards with questions to encourage students to respond thoughtfully and analytically to the two texts.

Digital and Printable

This set of task cards now includes a full-page version of each task card for easier readability AND a DIGITAL VERSION for use with Google Slides or Google Classroom.

Which topics are covered in this set of task cards?

  • Veterinarians
  • Tornados
  • Exploring Pluto
  • Butterflies
  • Snow Sports
  • The Cupcake Craze
  • Effects of Snowstorms
  • Charles Lindbergh
  • SUVs
  • Hand Sanitizer & Soap
  • The Olympics
  • Money, Money, Money
  • The Homestead Act
  • Water
  • Camping
  • Lungs
  • The Barnum & Bailey Circus

Answer Keys & Recording Sheets Included!

These task cards are perfect for Common Core Standard RI.3.9, RI.4.9, RI.5.9 . The passages are brief to help students feel comfortable with the content and concept. The cards are recommended for grades 3+. They are perfect for introducing, assessing, or reviewing the concept of comparing texts on the same topic.


Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.


Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.


Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

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