This is a packet designed to guide your students through the step by step process of writing a compare and contrast essay. It includes a sample essay. It also includes tasks to complete associated with the sample essay. These tasks help the students become aware of the phrases and structures associated with compare and contrast essays. The packet takes the students through all the steps in writing an essay. First, they choose a topic and organize their thoughts around it. Then, they learn how to write an introduction, body and conclusion. Finally, they edit, revise and write a final draft. Everything your students will need to write the essay is included. All you need to do is print.