Comparing and Contrasting in Fiction

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The Big Bad…What?
The Big Bad…What?
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The Big Bad…What?
In this fun lesson, kindergarten students will learn about comparing and contrasting using a hilarious new take on the tale of the three little pigs.
Kindergarten
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
Two Perspectives
Two Perspectives
Lesson Plan
Two Perspectives
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to use conjunctions when contrasting information from two different characters’ perspectives. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Whose Point Is It Anyway? lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary Cards: Compare & Contrast Pictures
Vocabulary Cards: Compare & Contrast Pictures
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Compare & Contrast Pictures
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Compare & Contrast Pictures.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Same or Different? You Decide!
The Same or Different? You Decide!
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The Same or Different? You Decide!
Are the stories the same or different? You decide! Use this lesson with your students to practice comparing the story elements in two fictional stories written by the same author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Compare & Contrast Fairy Tale Characters
Compare & Contrast Fairy Tale Characters
Worksheet
Compare & Contrast Fairy Tale Characters
Use this Venn diagram to help your kindergarten students learn about comparing and contrasting characters.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Important Women in History
Important Women in History
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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
Halloween and In-between
Halloween and In-between
Workbook
Halloween and In-between
Looking for Halloween activities, party recipes, or games? Here are ways to jump into the holiday and sneak in learning time, too!
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Comparing Characters: Haunted Hotel
Comparing Characters: Haunted Hotel
Worksheet
Comparing Characters: Haunted Hotel
Use this worksheet to show how to compare characters’ thoughts and actions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
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Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
Students will use their understanding of plot, theme, and comparing and contrasting in this lesson that teaches about an award-winning African American author, Jacqueline Woodson. Students will read some of her fiction books and compare and contrast the stories. They'll also discuss what they think makes Jacqueline Woodson an award-winning author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Thinking About Themes: Reflection Cards
Thinking About Themes: Reflection Cards
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Thinking About Themes: Reflection Cards
Use this resource to help your students familiarize themselves with the concept of literary themes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
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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
Red and Green Apples
Red and Green Apples
Lesson Plan
Red and Green Apples
Students will learn about apples and nonfiction writing in this lesson. When they are done comparing and contrasting, there might even be a tasty snack in their future!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Common Themes Between Fiction Texts
Common Themes Between Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Common Themes Between Fiction Texts
Students will note details of theme between two fiction texts and summarize their analysis.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Genre Guide & Reading Challenge
Genre Guide & Reading Challenge
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Genre Guide & Reading Challenge
Use this handy genre guide to teach students about 14 different genres!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Similarities in the Stories
The Similarities in the Stories
Worksheet
The Similarities in the Stories
Use this exercise with your students as they focus on finding the similarities between two short fiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
They Sound Alike
They Sound Alike
Lesson Plan
They Sound Alike
This exciting lesson plan will introduce your second grade students to two different versions of the well-loved Cinderella story while also teaching them about making inferences and comparing and contrasting stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
I Can Infer
I Can Infer
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I Can Infer
Practice making inferences about stories with the help of this writing organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
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Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Rad (awesome, brave, radical, cool) women have been around since the beginning of time, but so often their stories are overlooked. Take your students on a journey through history with this lesson that uses the book *Rad Women Worldwide* by Kate Schatz. The lesson exposes students to the stories of 40 rad women from around the world and throughout various time periods, who challenged and changed the world. Students will read the profiles of a few of the women before analyzing their journeys and accomplishments using graphic organizers.
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary Cards: Pick out the Parts of a Story
Vocabulary Cards: Pick out the Parts of a Story
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Pick out the Parts of a Story
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Pick out the Parts of a Story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Focus on the Differences
Focus on the Differences
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Focus on the Differences
Use this lesson with your students to teach them to describe the differences between stories with contrasting conjunctions. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Finding Similarities and Differences* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Character Comparisons
Character Comparisons
Lesson Plan
Character Comparisons
Use this lesson to help your ELs compare and contrast supporting characters from excerpted texts. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support the lesson Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Glossary: Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
Glossary: Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
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Glossary: Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Texts: Same Sub-Genre
Compare and Contrast Texts: Same Sub-Genre
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Texts: Same Sub-Genre
Use this organizer to dig deep when comparing and contrasting texts within a genre.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Same Topic, Different Information
Same Topic, Different Information
Worksheet
Same Topic, Different Information
Just because books are about the same topic, doesn’t mean they include the same information! This worksheet uses a Venn diagram to help students compare and contrast information they learn from two books about the same topic.
1st 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.