I created this product to address CCSS RI.2.9, but I believe it could be used for RI.3.9 as well.
I have included a sheet with two texts about elephants. Students are asked to underline similar points in both texts.
On the second sheet students will write two similar points and two different points in both texts. Finally, students are asked to choose the best text for a report on elephants and provide a reason why.
I have a small answer key at the end.
The two texts are on the same page making it more manageable for students.
This could be used to teach the standard, to assess it, or even as an RTI/ remediation piece. It has been useful in my classroom, and I hope you find it to be so as well.
A and L Kreations