Comparing and Contrasting in Fiction

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Similarities and Differences
Similarities and Differences
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Similarities and Differences
Use this lesson with your students to practice comparing and contrasting the key details in two texts on the same topic. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the *What's Similar? What's Different?* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Lesson Plan
Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Planning for a substitute teacher in the classroom has never been easier than with this week-long sub packet for fourth grade! Your substitute can supercharge learning with lessons that will educate and inspire your students!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare Story Elements
Compare Story Elements
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Compare Story Elements
Use this resource to help your students track information as they compare and contrast the story elements from two fiction texts
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare & Contrast Supporting Characters
Compare & Contrast Supporting Characters
Worksheet
Compare & Contrast Supporting Characters
Main characters would be lost without their supporting characters! Use this reading comprehension worksheet to compare and contrast characters from classic novels using a graphic organizer and paragraph excerpts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Tale of Two Texts
A Tale of Two Texts
Worksheet
A Tale of Two Texts
This compare and contrast exercise will give your students practice recording information about two similar fiction texts.
3rd 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
Comparing Literature Themes
Comparing Literature Themes
Lesson Plan
Comparing Literature Themes
Your ELs will compare and contrast two similar stories while strengthening their grammar skills related to noun and pronoun agreement in this lesson. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Venn Diagram Collage.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Head to Head Fiction Reflections
Head to Head Fiction Reflections
Lesson Plan
Head to Head Fiction Reflections
Reading reflection topics like theme, problems, and solutions can be challenging concepts for young readers. Help your students make sense of these literary elements using dynamic organizers that draw comparisons between fiction texts.
4th grade
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
Read Across the World
Read Across the World
Lesson Plan
Read Across the World
In this lesson, your students will explore the world through a variety of picture books. They will examine a variety of themes through each text that they read and determine any common themes among the texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Lesson Plan
Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Students can have a love affair with fiction while details of the genre can go unnoticed! Using this lesson, your students look under the hood of their favorite fiction by analyzing texts across common themes and topics that hook readers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Movies vs. Text
Movies vs. Text
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Movies vs. Text
Adaptations are often used to retell old stories in new mediums. However, not all adaptations are exactly like their originals. This lesson helps students understand how inclusions and omissions can change a story.
5th 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
Compare Two Characters
Compare Two Characters
Worksheet
Compare Two Characters
How are Little Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Wolf different? Do they share any similarities? Challenge your young readers to hone their reading comprehension skills as they compare and contrast characters in a book or story with this Venn diagram works
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Out for the day? Use this daily sub plan to make sure your class is ready to continue learning! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring the Features of a Book Series
Exploring the Features of a Book Series
Lesson Plan
Exploring the Features of a Book Series
Students will engage their analytical skills and literacy skills as they compare books within a series. The central activity in this lesson will have students identifying, comparing, and contrasting the shared features of books in a series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Character Comparison Graphic Organizer
Character Comparison Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Character Comparison Graphic Organizer
Readers practice comparing and contrasting characters in works of fiction with this versatile graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Goals
Reading Goals
Lesson Plan
Reading Goals
Are your students emerging readers? Use this literacy-focused lesson plan to set summer reading goals and help your students express their opinions about books. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Summer Reads** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Glossary: Learn to Compare and Contrast
Glossary: Learn to Compare and Contrast
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Glossary: Learn to Compare and Contrast
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Learn to Compare and Contrast.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Lesson Plan
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Up, up, and away! It's Peter Pan vs. Wendy vs. John in this reading comprehension lesson. Using the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook, students will use text excerpts and comprehension questions to write an essay comparing main characters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Llama Llama Help Us Learn
Llama Llama Help Us Learn
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Llama Llama Help Us Learn
Llama Llama's adventures are fun, interesting, and ready for your students' keen eyes. Explore the themes, setting, plots, and illustrations to discover hidden similarities and differences between these beloved picture books.
3rd grade
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
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
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Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Discover a new tool for creative assessments and lessons! In this lesson, students will investigate Adobe Spark using Agency by Design thinking routines to help them understand how they can use technology to communicate ideas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

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.