Compare and Contrast Reading Teacher Resources
Find Compare and Contrast Reading educational ideas and activities
Showing 21 - 40 of 8,686 resources
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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing and Contrasting
Read and compare a passage from The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis and "The Monkey Garden" by Sandra Cisneros. Beginning with The Magician's Nephew, the class reads each story, underlining lines that relate to the significance of secret places.
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Working on the Slant
Compare and contrast a major news story from various newspapers. How does the perspective change? Are certain things included in some of the stories and left out of others? Have pupils complete a graphic organizer to compare how different newspapers cover a specific news story, and then have learners write an essay discussing their observations.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Two Sides to Every Story: Task 3
Middle schoolers learn how to compose a compare and contrast paragraph based on analyzing two or more perspectives of a single historical event. They watch a video, read a shot story and a poem about Rosa Parks. They discuss how word choice and the author's craft was used to convey this one event differently.
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Compare and Contrast Cultures
Using informational text to make cross cultural comparisons is a great way to build a global understanding and comparative analysis skills. With several handy worksheets and a Venn diagram the class will read to make cross textual comparisons about specific topics related to all cultures.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Venn Diagrams: Contrasts in Color
Compare and contrast two topics with your class. They will pick a topic of their choosing, create color-coded Venn diagram to visually organize their information, share diagrams with classmates, and write well-organized essay on similarities and differences in two chosen topics.
K - 12th English Language Arts
Enjoying the Adventure
Learners read aloud and perform a simplified version of Mark Twain's novel The Prince and the Pauper. They watch a video version of the novel and then analyze, compare, and contrast characters. Each person also writes letters to a character from the point of view of another character and then creates a new ending to the play.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Help your readers explore the concept of comparing and contrasting. They will read/listen to three books that are similar in nature. Then they use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast these books. The topic suggested in the Gingerbread Man, however many other themes could be used, including nonfiction.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Compare and Contrast Two Settings in One Text
Look for the signal words! Scholars get both instruction and practice comparing and contrasting. Although it is completely scripted, it can also serve as a detailed outline. Demonstrate this as you read a passage (included) and search for words signaling similarities or differences.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Comprehension: Compare and Contrast Two Characters in One Text
Are you new to teaching 2nd grade and in need of an extensive fully scripted lesson on comparing and contrasting characters in a text? This resource contains a reading passage, example and blank Venn Diagrams, and a fully teacher's script. Learners use the diagram to compare the similarities and differences found in a passage describing a pair of cousins.
2nd English Language Arts
Comprehension: Compare and Contrast Topics in Two Texts
A scripted lesson can be a big help for new teachers. This fully scripted three-day learning activity provides teachers with the means to demonstrate how to compare and contrast two topics in two texts. Learners will work as a class to use details from an informational text passage to compare and contrast the Earth to Mercury.
3rd English Language Arts
Compare and Contrast Photograph Art
Take a trip down Pearblossom Highway with this lesson plan about comparing and contrasting. Using David Hockney's Pearblossom Hwy and another image of the same highway (photograph or other image), students compare and contrast the two artworks showing the same image.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction
The last lesson in a series of three lessons, this plan is designed to have young readers further explore fiction and nonfiction books. They will compare and contrast the characteristics of each genre using a Venn Diagram to organize the information they gathered from an activity in a pervious lesson.
K - 1st English Language Arts
“I Can” Common Core! 4th Grade Reading
Reading is an important part of fourth grade curriculum and the Common Core standards. Help your learners comprehend exactly what they are learning about reading with a checklist. Each of the standards is represented and simplified slightly.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Can The Word Be a Fair and Just Place: Unit lesson 1
Lesson 1 kicks off a unit on fairness and analysis by building an understanding of what fairness is. Sixth graders view and analyze a photo, create a T-Chart, and discuss what it means to be fair and if the world is fair and just. They start writing by filling out a graphic organizer in groups based on their analysis of five photos that do or do not portray fairness.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 2: Close Read
The second lesson of a pair about Paul Laurence Dunbar, this plan focuses in particular on his poem, "We Wear the Masks." After a short historical introduction, class members conduct a series or readings, marking up the text and discussing literary elements such as imagery, tone, and personification.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new information should be used to enhance the information contained in standard texts.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable