Comparing or Contrasting Two Books
Students compare two pieces of literature. In this literary comparisons instructional activity, students read 2 books that they personally select and then compare and contrast the literary elements of each in a comparative essay.
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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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Walk your class through the process of writing compare and contrast essays with this easy-to-use graphic organizer. After first using the included Venn diagram to record the similarities and differences between two subjects, learners...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
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...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comparative Close Reading Poetry Analysis: "All that lives must die..." - Shakespeare
Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" and Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for death . . ." are the focus of a series of close reading exercises that help learners develop their skill reading challenging text....
11th - 12th 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...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable