This is a Text-to-Text comparison chart. Using two books, students will write how the story elements or information are alike or different.
Another great way to use this graphic organizer is to have students work in pairs. For example, two students might have different "Cinderella" books. The students can work together to discuss how the books they read are alike or different using the chart.
This chart works really well with informational text. If a student has read more than one biography on the same person for example, they can show what information overlapped, and what new information was found in each book or article. This helps students identify the most important details.
My rule for students is that if you see the same information repeated in more than one book or resource, it is probably important to remember.
Let me know what you think! Rebecca@ReadingInnovations (check out my website www.readinginnovations.com for more reading resources!)
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