Compare and Contrast Reading Teacher Resources
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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 Language Arts 30 Views 75 Downloads 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 17 Views 219 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 Language Arts 65 Views 349 Downloads 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 Language Arts 62 Views 186 Downloads
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 Language Arts 15 Views 116 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 49 Downloads
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 Language Arts 43 Views 144 Downloads
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 Language Arts 25 Views 100 Downloads
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 Language Arts 27 Views 59 Downloads
Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction
The last lesson plan 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 plan.
K - 1st Language Arts 28 Views 212 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Photograph Art
Take a trip down Pearblossom Highway with this lesson 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 Language Arts 19 Views 62 Downloads
“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 Language Arts 26 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Reading
Third grade readers are given clear learning goals with this Common Core checklist. By turning each reading standard into an I can statement, children can focus on mastering the required grade level skills.
3rd Language Arts 39 Views 42 Downloads 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 76 Views 750 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration: Comparison Analysis
Spanning virtually all subjects, this digital approach to Venn diagrams gives compare and contrast a 21st century spin! Written specifically as a guide to Inspiration Software, but the visuals make it useful even without access to this program.
6th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 145 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s empowerment in Syria
Learners determine their own perspective on women's empowerment then compare it to how it is seen in Syria. They watch a four documentary clips, discuss what they've seen, then answer two short essay questions. Excellent resource links and good extension activities make this a worthwhile lesson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Revolution in Tunisia
How much do your pupils really know about the revolution in Tunisia? In order to inform your class and spark discussion, first create a country profile, comparing and contrasting Tunisia with the United States. Learners then analyze the data and determine what brought about political revolution.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Shakespearean Soliloquy Fluency: A Close Reading and Analysis of "To be or not to be"
Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy (Act III, scene i) gets the close reading treatment in a group of skill building exercises. As an engagement activity, class members assume the role of a WWE wrestler, a kindergarten teacher, ninja assassin, etc.
11th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Need for Sleep: A Close Reading of a Soliloquy from King Henry IV, Part II
Gentle sleep eludes poor King Henry IV. Uneasy under the weight of his responsibilities, Henry contemplates the darkness of the night and in his soul. To develop their skill reading difficult text, class members engage in a close reading of King Henry's soliloquy from Act III, scene i of King Henry IV, Part II.
11th - 12th Language Arts 29 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Clearmont Lesson Plan 2; Reading Strategies
Fifth graders review vocabulary words that they have previously learned and practice reading strategies that build their comprehension. In this reading strategies lesson plan, 5th graders read material regarding the Summer Olympics and complete a Venn Diagram where they compare and contrast related information.
5th Language Arts 5 Views 46 Downloads