Compare and Contrast

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Even though two passages discuss the same topic, they contain different facts and details. Scholars analyze two reading passages about the Gettysburg Address and list the ways they are the same and different.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a unit about Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, or the Civil War
  • Have individuals write two versions of another story or historical event, and encourage their peers to find the similarities and differences
  • Project onto the whiteboard and complete the activity as a class
Classroom Considerations

  • The worksheet is in a landscape format
Pros

  • Applicable to your social studies curriculum as well as your reading comprehension lesson
  • Encourages critical thinking
Cons

  • Some learners might have a hard time finding differences between the two passages
  • The worksheet is set up in a slightly confusing way; the two columns are under each passage
Common Core