INFORMATIVE/INFORMATIONAL ESSAY WRITING: COMPARE AND CONTRAST CCSS ALIGNED

Grade Levels
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Common Core Standards
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Scaffold the structure of a compare and contrast essay through each stage of the writing process with this interactive notebook and flipbook resource. Students will be trained to write both in point-by-point style and block style.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK
✓ 1 poster on the features of a Compare and Contrast Essay
✓ 1 anchor chart on the Point-by-Point structure for easy reference
✓ 1 anchor chart on the Block structure for easy reference
✓ Compare and Contrast mentor text – Block Style (color, blackline)
✓ Compare and Contrast mentor text – Point-by-Point Style (color, blackline)
✓ De-structuring a comparison and contrast essay based on mentor text – two sheets, 10 questions, answer key
✓ Writing an Introduction (4 ways to begin) – 1 x 4 flap interactive notebook template
✓ Using transition words for comparison – 2 x 3 flap notebook template
✓ Using transition words for contrast – 2 x 3 flap notebook template
✓ Writing the Body paragraphs (Point-by-Point Style) – 1 flap left tab paste and Response Sheet (optional)
✓ Writing the Body paragraphs (Block Style) – 1 flap left tab paste and Response Sheet (optional)
✓ Graphic Organizer (Point-by-Point Style) – 1 flap left tab paste to record brainstormed ideas based on given structure, response sheet (optional)
✓ Graphic Organizer (Block Style) – 1 flap left tab paste to record brainstormed ideas based on given structure, response sheet (optional)

FLIPBOOK
FLIPBOOK PARTS

→ The Writing Prompt: 3 options
There are two templates with given writing topic prompts and one blank template for students to write on their topic of choice.

→ The Introduction: hook, thesis statement

→ The Body: point by point structure; block style

→The Conclusion: summary of comparison and contrast points made; a re-statement of the thesis statement; a reflection on how the subjects in focus are useful in light of their similarities and differences.

WHAT ELSE
♦ Lined writing sheets to publish writing piece
♦ Peer-editing checklist
♦ Self-editing checklist
♦ Teacher marking rubric
♦ 48 Transitions Words Display (24 comparison and 24 contrast)
♦ Compare and Contrast Writing Prompts ( 21 colorful cards with illustrations)
♦ Option to use notebook templates/sheets with illustrations for older (grade 7-8) kids.
♦ photographs of assembly instructions for interactive notebook activities

SUGGESTED USE
† Teach the features and structure of a compare and contrast essay using the mentor text.

† Provide mini lessons on using both compare and contrast transition words in writing.

† Students practice writing the introduction and body paragraphs in both pont-by-point style and block style using the interactive notebook resources.

† Students then choose their own topics to compare and contrast or respond to any of the 21 writing prompt cards. They plan their writing on the graphic organizer choosing any one style. They write out their first draft under the flap.

† Students also have the option of writing and editing their draft in the flipbook.

† Finally have students publish their writing. They may used the lined sheets or type out from written draft observing corrections and revisions.

Writing a compare and contrast essay in a point-by-point style and block style can be quite challenging but with the scaffolding this pack provides, your students will be able to take on this task with confidence.
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INFORMATIVE/INFORMATIONAL ESSAY WRITING: COMPARE AND CONTR
INFORMATIVE/INFORMATIONAL ESSAY WRITING: COMPARE AND CONTR
INFORMATIVE/INFORMATIONAL ESSAY WRITING: COMPARE AND CONTR
INFORMATIVE/INFORMATIONAL ESSAY WRITING: COMPARE AND CONTR