Comparing and Contrasting in Fiction

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Comparing Two Stories
Comparing Two Stories
Worksheet
Comparing Two Stories
Use this resource for your students to practice reading and comparing the story elements of two fiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
Build your reading stamina and comprehension skills with this worksheet based on “Ashputtel,” the Grimm Brothers’ version of another famous fairy tale.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
Your students will read two short stories, then compare and contrast the characters, problems, solutions, and themes with the help of a graphic organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our series contains 5 days of independent activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies for fifth grade.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Learners compare two fiction stories for characters, setting, and plot in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read & Compare Character Traits
Read & Compare Character Traits
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Read & Compare Character Traits
Students will read passages and compare the traits of two characters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Week 4 of this independent study packet for third graders brings on new challenges in various subjects.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Week 5 of this independent study packet for third graders offers a stack of at-home learning opportunities in the subject areas of reading, writing, and math.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Compare the Fairy Tales
Compare the Fairy Tales
Worksheet
Compare the Fairy Tales
Many folk tales share similarities, but are also very different. Can you find the similarities and differences between these two stories?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Platypus
Compare and Contrast: Platypus
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Platypus
In this worksheet, students will read two different passages about the platypus. Kids will compare and contrast the passages, and identify the main ideas.
2nd grade
Science
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Reading Comprehension: Excerpt From White Fang
Reading Comprehension: Excerpt From White Fang
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Reading Comprehension: Excerpt From White Fang
Students will read an excerpt from the classic adventure story White Fang by Jack London before answering comprehension questions about the text.
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
Lesson Plan
Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
This lesson will have your students learn to compare and contrast using both a classic fairy tale and a fractured versions of a fairy tale.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: First Day at the New School
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: First Day at the New School
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: First Day at the New School
In this exercise, your students will compare and contrast two fictional stories with the same characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Get engaging at-home learning opportunities for third graders with Week 6 of this independent study packet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
This Week 6 fourth grade independent study packet provides students a variety of remote learning opportunities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Comparing and contrasting nonfiction stories is an important skill for fourth and fifth graders. This worksheet gives kids plenty of chance to practice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales
Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales
Kids compare and contrast two famous fairy tales with a Venn diagram in this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
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Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Use this resource to get your students comparing and contrasting information from two short texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare & Contrast Themes
Compare & Contrast Themes
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Compare & Contrast Themes
Get your students thinking about themes as they compare and contrast two different picture books of their choice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of Water
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of Water
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of Water
Third graders practice comparing two nonfiction texts in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare Similar Stories
Compare Similar Stories
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Compare Similar Stories
Learners practice comparing two stories with similar characters and themes in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Help budding fourth graders prepare for a new year of learning with the help of our Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Top Hat Graphic Organizer
Top Hat Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Top Hat Graphic Organizer
Use this graphic organizer to list comparisons between two nouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
Learners practice comparing a variety of story elements, including characters, setting, and key events, in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: Persephone
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: Persephone
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: Persephone
This worksheet gives kids the opportunity to compare and contrast two different versions of the Greek myth of Persephone.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Comparing and Contrasting in Fiction

It can be a struggle for kids to get the hang of comparing text on the same topic, but with our variety of resources, success is just around the corner. Find the right worksheet, game, workbook, or activity for your student with our library of nonfiction reading help that will help kids sort out the differences between two similar passages. We have topics of all kinds, from animals to life science to biographies.

Critical Connections: Resources on Comparing Texts on the Same Topic

Comparing texts on the same topic is a way to gather more nuanced and layered information on a subject. It can also result in discovering discrepancies between the two and lead to brand new discoveries. There are printable workbooks and worksheets, as well as lesson plans to teach students how to analyze two different sources.

One worksheet for fourth graders, Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Texts: The Underground Railroad, teaches kids how a Venn Diagram can be used as a tool for comparison.

A workbook, Text Detective: Weird Animals, provides miscellaneous worksheets with animal themes that teach students to compare fact versus opinion, make inferences based off images, and explore other features of nonfiction texts. Feel the Fall: Party Activities focuses more on comparison such as comparing first and secondhand accounts. The workbook also considers different writing styles much more.

Students can boost their ability to make connections and come up with new ideas with these resources on comparing texts on the same topic.