Do wish to captivate your students while working through higher-order thinking and reading skills? Then this lesson is for you! Part of the third grade OCR unit on friendship, this lesson provides direct instruction into the skill of comparing and contrasting, which is then applied throughout the reading of the selection. Sentence frames are provided to assist learners as the acquire the language necessary to make comparisons, as well as many visuals to aid in comprehension. I have succeeded every year using these presentations, and now you can to (feel free to look me up online in the LA Times Most-Effective Teachers in LAUSD). Thank, and enjoy!