Compare and Contrast - Popcorn

Discover why popcorn pops and how it found its way to the movie theatre with a worksheet that reinforces comparing and contrasting skills. Scholars read two brief passages then share through writing the similarities and differences they find. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Pop and enjoy a serving of popcorn during or after the worksheet
  • Work with a small group in need of extra support; offer guidance and explanation to better comprehension 
  • Check out multiple informational texts about corn that learners can browse when time permits 
Classroom Considerations

  • The worksheet assumes class members know how to compare and contrast 
Pros

  • Provides ample space for learners to write directly on the page 
  • Offers an intriguing topic to read and learn about 
  • Kid-friendly graphics heighten pupil engagment 
Cons

  • None
Common Core