This is an informative writing prompt that should be used to prepare students for the FSA or other standardized writing assessments. It includes three sources; One source is about just crocodiles, one source is about just alligators, and one source is about the difference between crocodiles and alligators. The writing prompt asks students to explain the similarities and differences between crocodiles and alligators. Therefore one paragraph might be about how they are the same and one paragraph would be about how they are different OR one paragraph could be about crocodiles and one about alligators as long as there is comparing and contrasting information between the two. The wording of the prompt and passages is similar to that on the FSA.