Are you having a hard time finding pair texts to model comparisons and/or contrasting writing...Then, this is a wonderful lesson for you to purchase. It has an original free verse poem that I wrote (4 pages long) that pairs wonderfully with "Jamaica's Find" and "Fireflies." This file also includes the comparing essay, graphic organizer, lesson plans, chant, links to supporting documents, and modified documents within file.
Two copies of teacher's essay are within. One version is color-coded to show an analyzes of paper. This lesson can be extended from comparison writing to contrasting and comparing within one document. It will help you to set the standard for what you are expecting from your students.