Compare and Contrast Reading Teacher Resources
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Using Compare and Contrast Key Words
Compare and contrast while challenging your class with this higher-level thinking and reading comprehension lesson. After observing the teacher model comparing and contrasting bats and birds, learners read passages about two towns. They then write several compare and contrast statements.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 112 Views 408 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension
Wow, a resource that includes over 50 graphic organizers designed for reading comprehension! From story maps and plot elements to character traits and compare and contrast activities, this resource is sure to have the graphic organizer you're looking for on your next literary adventure!
4th - 10th Language Arts 475 Views 358 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Gathering Evidence and Drafting a Two-Voice Poem (Chapter 13: "Los Duraznos/Peaches")
Begin class with a short comprehension quiz and review and then move into a new genre: two-voice poems. The lesson provides information about this type of poetry as well as a video example made by eighth graders that you can show your class.
5th - 7th Language Arts 82 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. Your class uses descriptive language to illuminate and analyze characters. Similarly, they compare and contrast texts, plots, settings, themes and characters.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 139 Views 721 Downloads CCSS: Designed
End-Of-Unit 2 Assessment: On-Demand Analytical Essay About How Esperanza Changes Over Time
Close the unit on Esperanza Rising with an in-class analytic essay on how Esperanza changes over the course of the novel. Writers can use any of their notes and work from the unit as well as their drafts of the first two paragraphs of the essay to aid them in composing the final product.
5th - 7th Language Arts 34 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Compare and Contrast Passages
Combine two skills with the activities included here. Pupils not only practice determining the main idea of short passages, they also use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the main ideas of the different passages. Start out practicing these skills together, and end with independent practice.
4th - 6th Science 157 Views 544 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Compare and Contrast Editorials
Does your class know what an editorial is? Introduce the genre to them with this plan. First, the teacher models how to read an editorial and compare and contrast. Next, the class has a chance to analyze editorials written by their own classmates, organizing their ideas into Venn diagrams.
4th Language Arts 34 Views 56 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparing and Contrasting
Teach your third graders to compare and contrast literary elements in two different works on related topics. A pre-assessment activity asks young readers to identify story elements such as character, setting, plot, and main idea.
3rd Language Arts 102 Views 690 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing and Contrasting Yourself to a Character
First and second graders explore character as a story element. They listen to the first part of the story First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg and observe the teacher modeling a compare and contrast characters activity. Learners listen to the last part of the story, then complete a Venn diagram comparing themselves to the teacher character in the book.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 11 Views 86 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparing and Contrasting
Introduce your class to the concept of comparing and contrasting with this lesson. After modeling a Venn diagram, help your students find the similarities and differences between two pictures. They can then work on their own Venn diagrams to reinforce their new skill.
K - 1st Language Arts 7 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparing "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" and Chapter 3 of Eagle Song
Fourth graders gain experience comparing multiple versions of a story as they continue reading the book Eagle Song. After first revisiting the article "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" from the previous unit, the class independently reads chapter 3, using sticky notes to identify specific details showing similarities and differences between the two pieces of writing.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 58 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Factors in a Successful College Experience
What obstacles face Navajo teens living on reservations? Let the stories do the teaching as scholars watch clips and read articles about the Native American youth experience. There are several clips provided, which you can easily access on the website.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using a Venn Diagram to Compare & Contrast Two Types of Bears
Help younger learners understand comparing and contrasting through the exploration of bears. They will complete an attribute chart for a black bear and the bear of their choice. Then they complete a Venn Diagram for the two bears with guided instruction from the teacher.
K - 2nd Science 35 Views 167 Downloads
Learners respond to the text Riding Freedom. They will compare and contrast two settings by filling in a graphic organizer. They explore different settings, discuss the reasons why settings change, and draw conclusions using descriptive words.
4th - 6th Language Arts 35 Views 170 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational text to find out how different and how similar these two leaders were.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 264 Views 356 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Continued Close Reading of Waiting for the Biblioburro: Comparing and Contrasting the Children in Colombia, Appalachia, Chad, and Afghanistan
Focus on similarities and differences with a jigsaw activity that requires pupils to compare Waiting for the Biblioburro to other texts they have read. To prepare, class members first respond to text-dependent questions, moving on to fill out a graphic organizer in small groups, after they have discussed the answers to the questions.
3rd Language Arts 15 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Hamilton and Burr : Compare and Contrast
Who were Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton? High schoolers examine the character traits of these historical figures and watch the video, The Duel. Hamilton vs. Burr: An Event that Changed History (available from PBS), to gain an understanding of the relationship between the two.
9th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 80 Downloads
Fact or Fiction - What is Expository Writing?
Use formatting to organize an explanatory essay after comparing and contrasting expository and narrative genres. Young writers explore expository writing by employing prewriting techniques and graphic organizers to plan an essay. This is especially helpful as you begin a unit on informative or explanatory writing structure.
5th - 10th Language Arts 117 Views 627 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable