Compare and Contrast Two Texts: Non-Fiction and Fiction
Students need to be aware that when they are comparing texts they are looking for similarities. Words like: same, also, both, too, like, similar, have in common, and as well as can be used to describe the ways they are alike.
When they are contrasting texts, they are describing the differences between texts. Words like: but, yet, although, unlike, while, unless, instead, even though, on the other hand, and different can be used to describe the differences.
Students will be asked to read two texts, one fiction and one non-fiction. They will then need to fill out a text organizer and use it to complete an essay. They will need to write about the similarities and differences about both texts.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
This includes four stories, two non-fiction and two fiction stories. The first two are about Amelia Earhart and the second two are about Helen Keller.