This product was used in my class when reading a non-fiction book about volcanoes. In small groups, we read non-fiction books about tornadoes and earthquakes and learned how to take notes on what we have read. Using the notes, we compared and contrasted both tornadoes and earthquakes to volcanoes. Each student then chose either tornadoes or earthquakes to compare/contrast to volcanoes in a paragraph. Using the graphic organizers in this packet, the students were able to gather their thoughts together in an organized way to help them write a well constructed paragraph.