What A Pair! {Using Paired Texts to Compare and Contrast}

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Using Paired Texts to Compare and Contrast

Reading two texts and comparing their similarities and differences is a difficult skill for many students. This pack of passages was made to help my students conquer complex texts, while also enjoying read alouds. This pack includes five nonfiction passages. The passages should be paired with a fiction children's book on the same topic. (Suggestions are given, but the books are NOT included in this pack. You must purchase the children's books or rent them from your library.) Response questions and compare/contrast questions are also included.

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Book Suggestions
5 Nonfiction Passages: Service Dogs, Worms, Apple Pie, Bumblebees & Deforestation.
5 Response to Reading comprehension questions - one per passage
5 Compare the Texts compare/contrast questions - one per passage
Answer Keys for all questions


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.


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