Teaching your students to compare and write about two items has never been easier. This step by step unit, with accompanying mini-lessons and projects, is a simple, minimal prep way to get your students writing!
In this unit, you will find:
o An information sheet that explains: 1) what comparison writing is, 2) what form comparison writing follows, 3) what language features are used in comparison writing, and 4) examples of items a writer could compare.
o Mini-lessons: An apple and orange comparison example, using a Venn diagram to plan, the language used to compare, introductory paragraph – how to “hook” your reader, the similarities paragraph, the differences paragraph, writing the end conclusion.
o Writing Assignments complete with assessment criteria and marking rubrics: #1 – Simple Comparison (Non-Research), #2 – Research Comparison of Two Animals, #3 – Research Comparison of Topics of Choice
o Extras: Blank comparison planning sheet, comparing animals planning page, and blank comparison of topics page, all of which can be enlarged for easier note-taking.