We found 72 resources with the concept compare and contrast texts
Editorials: The Guiding Voice of Authority?
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHow much can opinion influence a news story? A standalone resource discusses the importance of John Brown's Raid through the lens of journalism. Learners analyze two different texts, one from the perspective of the North and the other of...
Comparing and Contrasting
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewNot all compare and contrast assignments have writers compare and contrast in the same way. Some only ask for comparisons, others only ask for contrasts, and many require more focus than a simple list of similarities and differences....
3 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing and contrasting goes beyond beyond obvious differences—it includes critical thinking skills, too! Through a short video, writers learn how to organize ideas within a compare/contrast paper. The video highlights different styles...
Writing About Literary Text: Pygmalion and Galatea
6th CCSS: Designed
Is it crazy to fall in love with your own work, or is that the purest love of all? Compare two renditions of the classic Greek myth Pygmalion and Galatea with a literary analysis exercise. After students compare the similarities and...
W.7.2 - Expository Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core
Tell it like it is with a collection filled with resources that focus on expository writing skills. Seventh graders work on comparing and contrasting texts, analyzing current events, and structuring their essays in clear and understandable way.
Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school students begin to improve their reading comprehension using these think-aloud strategies. Versatile for multiple grade levels and reading units, the activities focus both...
Civil War Medicine: Fact or Fiction
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Young historians compare the presentation of medical care during the Civil War in passages from fictional and nonfictional texts. They examine passages from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen, and...
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
K - 6th
Celebrate Read Across America Day or Dr. Seuss's birthday with a collection of reading comprehension materials. Versatile for any Dr. Seuss book, the worksheets and activities promote both foundational reading skills and critical thining abilities, all with the wonderful whimsy of Horton, Whos, and a Wocket.
Analyzing Structure and Theme in Stanza 4 of “If”
6th CCSS: Designed
Here is a lesson that provides scholars with two opportunities to stretch their compare and contrast muscles. First, learners compare and contrast their experience of reading the fourth stanza of If by Rudyard Kipling to the listening...
Notices and Wonders of the Second Stanza of “If”
6th CCSS: Designed
Here is a lesson that asks pupils to analyze poetry, and sparks discussion about two different types of texts; asking how is the poem, If by Rudyard Kipling, alike and different from the story, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis?...
Comparisons and Contrasts
9th - 12th
Paying attention to details is the heart of compare and contrast activities. The resources in this collection are designed to get learners thinking about how objects, ideas, characters, and/or situations are alike and how they are different, the significance of similarities and differences, and strategies that may be used to organize this information.
How Do You Compare and Contrast?
3rd - 8th
How do you compare and contrast? This collection provides you with the tools to meet the many different needs your scholars have to perform successfully. With four worksheets of various compare and contrast tools, two general lesson plans that can be tailored to fit your class' needs, and an inspiring article filled with applicable ideas, your learners will be pros at comparing and contrasting.
Family and Friends: Challenge Activities (Theme 4)
1st CCSS: Adaptable
Family and Friends is the theme of a series of challenge activities that reinforces how to compare literature, respond to reading, and research using informational texts. Extended learning opportunities include; putting on a puppet play,...