Reading Comprehension: Compare and Contrast

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What do a zoo and a farm have in common? Second graders read about each place, and compare and contrast the details using two multiple choice questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add to a homework packet for learners to work on with parents
  • Use as a warm-up activity before a reading comprehension lesson
  • Have young artists draw both a zoo and a farm, being sure to note the similarities and differences in their drawings
  • As a class, come up with two other places or stories that share some details and differ in other ways
Classroom Considerations

  • Picture is in color, but should print well in black and white
Pros

  • A simple and straightforward way to teach compare and contrast as a reading comprehension strategy
  • Comes with an answer key for the multiple choice questions
Cons

  • Format of the worksheet, particularly the multiple choice section, could be difficult for young readers
Common Core