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.
The topics and events covered include:
The Cupcake Craze
Effects of Snowstorms
Hand Sanitizer & Soap
Money, Money, Money
The Homestead Act
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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