Two Text Comparison Essay Writing, For Any Two Stories or Poems - WRD

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Adult Education
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24 pages
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Activity for comparing any two texts in a comparison essay. Includes materials to guide students through picking a topic, finding evidence in the text, and writing their essay. Templates, guides, and rubrics provided to scaffold for students of any level!

Teacher Guides provide guidance for the teacher on how to use the resources and support student use.Quick Guides are a student reference sheet. The printables are flexible and can be used with students new to effective essay writing, those who need to practice/ review effective essay writing with guidance, and those who are adept at comparison literary essays.

Story Comparison Essay Planning worksheet
Story Comparison Topic Selection Worksheet
Developing a Comparison Thesis Worksheet
Story Comparison student instructions with rubric (can stand-alone or be used with the printables)
Teacher Notes on the Paragraph Models: Introduction and Conclusion
Quick Guide to Introduction and Conclusion Paragraphs
Introduction and Conclusion Paragraph Models
Quick Guide to Point-by-Point Comparison Body Paragraphs
Point-by-Point Comparison Body Paragraph Models
Quick Guide to Text-by-Text Comparison Body Paragraphs
Text-by-Text Comparison Paragraph Models, plus Analysis Paragraph Model
Quick Guide to Literary Essays

Point-by-Point shows students to explain how both texts address the point, with one point per paragraph.
Text-by-Text shows students to explain each of 3 points of comparison for the first text, then each of 3 points for the second text, and then an analysis paragraph. (Additional paragraphs would be used for more than 3 points per text and is noted in the materials.)

This bundle is a single file, fully editable Word document.

The Two Text Comparison Essay Writing, For Any Two Stories or Poems is also available as a single file PDF with the activities. Cheaper, but not editable.
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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
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