Everything you need to help students work on comparing and contrasting! Students pick a card from the jar and think of ways the two items are the same and different. Next, choose one of the graphic organizers to complete.
Easy to understand examples to teach compare and contrast. Compare a cat and a dog...a basketball and a football...a crayon and a marker...This and lots of other strategies to teach this fun concept on Upper Elementary Snapshots.
Each double sided sheet provides a list of possible text structure, clear (yet challenging) examples for students to label, and space for them to provide the clues/reasoning they used for choosing their answers: - Problem and Solution - Cause and Effect - Compare and Contrast - Order and Sequence - Description - Anecdote. Included are five separate text sets to practice with that are themed around animals, sports, comic books, video games, and cell phones.
Freebie! This resource contains a lesson for both reading and writing workshops on comparing facts from two nonfiction texts. It also includes a printable graphic organizer and thinkmark for assessment.