Comparing and Contrasting in Fiction

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American Heroes: Biography Writing
American Heroes: Biography Writing
Workbook
American Heroes: Biography Writing
Everything a kid needs to read and write a biography. Learn about some inspirational Americans, try your hand at writing someone else's story, and consider what makes heroes so compelling.
3rd grade
Social studies
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
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
This resource gives your students the chance to read two fiction texts and compare and contrast the characters, setting, and plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Lesson Plan
Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Getting hooked on a series or type of character creates reader engagement! Use this lesson to challenge your students to compare and contrast fictional texts as they find the joy in reading books by the same author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
With this resource, your students will read and compare two nonfiction texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fairy Tales from Around the World: Cinderella
Fairy Tales from Around the World: Cinderella
Lesson Plan
Fairy Tales from Around the World: Cinderella
This colorful lesson combines reading comprehension with cultural awareness. Students will certainly have a blast comparing and contrasting Cinderella stories from two different countries.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
A Black History Month Lesson on Peace
A Black History Month Lesson on Peace
Lesson Plan
A Black History Month Lesson on Peace
In this Black History Month lesson plan, students will explore the similarities between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. This a discussion-based lesson that culminates with the creation of a peace wreath.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing Whales
Comparing Whales
Lesson Plan
Comparing Whales
Help your kindergarten students learn about comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts in this fun under-the-sea-themed lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Cat in the Hat Responsibility
Cat in the Hat Responsibility
Lesson Plan
Cat in the Hat Responsibility
In this lesson, students will explore the trait of responsibility through the characters in a famous Dr. Seuss book. By the end, students’ character and knowledge about literacy will have grown.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
From Page to Screen
From Page to Screen
Workbook
From Page to Screen
Research, review, and read about classic and contemporary tales for kids! Analyze and explore five books and their movie adaptations in this writing workbook for avid readers and budding film buffs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
A first grade classic takes center stage in this lesson on comparing and contrasting characters. This lesson can be used alone or with the Compare and Contrast with Wolves lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Worksheet
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Students read short biographies of pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, each a pioneer in her field. They then practice using a Venn diagram to compare the lives and accomplishments of each woman.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting Cinderella Stories
Comparing and Contrasting Cinderella Stories
Lesson Plan
Comparing and Contrasting Cinderella Stories
Help your second graders hone their comparing and contrasting skills with this reading lesson using The Rough Face Girl by Rafe Martin. This version on the Cinderella story is a Common Core recommended text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Lesson Plan
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Bram Stoker's Dracula has inspired feelings of fear and morbid curiosity for over a century. With this lesson plan, your students will get a taste of the literary work while learning about the myth behind vampires.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Third Grade Daily Sub Plan 2
Third Grade Daily Sub Plan 2
Lesson Plan
Third Grade Daily Sub Plan 2
Set your classroom up for success with this daily sub plan featuring lessons, worksheets, and activities! This resource is a great way to prepare for a substitute in your classroom. Your substitute can keep your third graders learning in your absence by using this packet of material. This teaching resource highlights fiction comprehension, creative writing, social studies skills, and math challenges.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sharing Opinions About Stories
Sharing Opinions About Stories
Lesson Plan
Sharing Opinions About Stories
Use this lesson plan to introduce, preview, or review the concept of sharing an opinion using a hilarious read aloud text! This can be used as a standalone lesson or with the lesson The Little Red Hen Story Patterns.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Identifying Character and Setting
Identifying Character and Setting
Lesson Plan
Identifying Character and Setting
In this support lesson, ELs will learn how to identify the characters and setting in a story while using noun phrases to support their understanding. It can be used alone or as support for the lesson Exploring the Features of a Book Series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Compare & Contrast Pictures
Compare & Contrast Pictures
Lesson Plan
Compare & Contrast Pictures
In this lesson, students will practice comparing and contrasting texts...without even reading them! By looking closely at pictures and text features, students will be prepared to further compare fiction texts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Important Women in History
Important Women in History
Lesson Plan
Important Women in History
Celebrate women by learning about their achievements in history and comparing and contrasting their unique qualities. Use this lesson with your students to practice comparing and contrasting with informational texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver
Compare and Contrast W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver
In this lesson, ask students to compare and contrast two important African-American historical figures. Students will write an informational paragraph on the similarities and differences between W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Lesson Plan
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
This engaging lesson teaches students about the famous author Faith Ringgold. Students will explore two pieces of literature, comparing and contrasting story elements, then write opinion pieces to illustrate which book they liked best.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
Lesson Plan
These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
Stories can change a lot depending on the point of view they are told from. In this lesson, students explore point of view by comparing and contrasting two versions of "The Three Little Pigs."
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Lesson Plan
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Not all nonfiction texts on the same topic are created equal! Using this lesson plan, your class will become familiar with nonfiction features by comparing and contrasting texts on a shared topic.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Renewable Resources and Nonrenewable Resources
Renewable Resources and Nonrenewable Resources
Worksheet
Renewable Resources and Nonrenewable Resources
Here are listed a handful of natural resources, for kids to classify as renewable resources and nonrenewable resources.
2nd grade
Science
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.