This is a common core aligned resource that allows students to practice the skill of comparing and contrasting two nonfiction texts on the same topic. Side-by-side articles like this was hard for me to find when I taught this skill, so I decided to make some of my own!
There are 2 articles: one about states of matter and the other on types of clouds--both science topics covered in second grade!! Yay for content integration!
There are 4 worksheets that come with this packet: written questions (one uses the terms "similarity and difference" while the other uses "compare and contrast"--your choice), a double bubble map, and a venn diagram.