This is a 9-lesson plan overview for compare and contrast writing. Over the course of these lessons, students will compare a famous historical speech with a well known children's story. Some may wonder how they have anything in common at all, until taking a deeper look into the theme of the two texts.
This lesson is not intended to be an introduction to compare and contrast writing for early middle school, due to the depth of the content. We used it as the second compare and contrast essay of the year in our 6th grade classroom.