A fun way to introduce compare and contrast writing through collaborative learning and peerworkshopping for elementary, ELL, and emergent writers.
Group exercise for working with compare and contrast
Interactive comparing/contrasting essay writing assignment
Handouts for group/individual listings (graphic organizer)
Slide by Slide writing guide: intro, bodies, conclusion
Easy to follow examples
Relationship Words handout
Peer workshopping component
Scoring rubric for grading
Diploma for mastery of compare and contrast essay
Great way to get students to discuss concepts and skills. Easy introduction for lower level learners. Also, great icebreaker activity! Students will be excited about compare and contrast writing Meets CCSS.