Review what it means to compare and contrast then provide students with useful words, phrases, and sentence starters. Model the skill and read the two passages together to compare and contrast.
Practice activities include:
- Compare and contrast: Look at the two pictures. Each is an event of different stories. Compare and contrast the pictures. You may circle similarities in 1 color and circle differences in another color. Talk about how you compared and contrasted them in turn/talk partnerships. (Sentence frames are provided.)
- Students will be given a sequence of events in the form of pictures. Students will then compare and contrast in a graphic organizer.
- Scaffolded events/stories: Story 1 and story 2 are broken down into a graphic organizer (B, M, E). Students will fill in a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the events in both stories.