Comparing and Contrasting Two Short Stories | Printable | Google Drive | Easel

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Charlene Tess
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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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  1. The analysis of literature is a higher-order thinking skill that all students will be called upon to master from middle school through college in language arts classes. After reading a short story, novel, poem, or play, students will benefit from learning how to write about what they liked or dislik
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This best-selling 8-page unit is a lesson on how to compare and contrast two short stories and write a comparison/contrast composition. These are skills that will help students appreciate the stories they read and learn to write a composition that will help them in future English classes.


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Included in this resource:

  • a note to the teacher with instructions on how to present the lesson;
  • 2 sample rubrics;
  • a graphic organizer on which students take notes on the plot, characters,

theme, point of view, and tone of two short stories;

  • an instruction sheet for students; and
  • 2 rubrics for the teacher to use to grade the compositions.


You can use this resource three ways:

1. Print the pdf and distribute the pages to your students.

2. Assign the exercise in Google Drive. Students can submit their work to you however you wish. (Google Classroom, email, etc.)

3. This resource can also be used in Easel by TpT™ to make it an interactive resource you can assign in your digital classroom. Click on the “Open in Easel” button after purchase.


Using the Google Drive Resource will save you hours of time and reams of paper. Your students will learn grammar and usage the easy way.

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  • Go Paperless. No need to use a copy machine.
  • No printing is required; however, if you wish to print, it will look great!
  • No lost assignments.
  • Infuse technology.
  • Readiness for college.
  • Google Drive is completely free for teachers and students.


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I hope you find this exercise helpful. Thank you.

Charlene Tess

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.


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