Reading a Comparison-Contrast Essay

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Turn your passive readers into active readers with an engaging lesson on reading informational text. Focused on compare and contrast structured essays, the activity prompts elementary learners to jot down questions and think-aloud comments they have about what they read in an essay about the differences between Japanese and American school systems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a literacy center with small groups
  • Encourage learners to complete the activities with a partner, and share their tally results at the end of the reading
  • Include in a homework packet for extra practice with parents
Classroom Considerations

  • Answer key includes answers from multiple activities, but the packet only includes one story
Pros

  • Packet includes both the teacher and learner editions of the reading lesson
  • Encourages learners to engage with the text and keep track of their thoughts as they read
Cons

  • None
Common Core