Comparing and contrasting can help students understand and remember two ideas, characters, texts, or concepts. The Comparing and Contrasting lesson, for grades 4–8, will help your students identify similarities and differences between texts. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions. The Comparing and Contrasting lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.