Compare and Contrast

How two or more things are alike (Compare) and how they are different (Contrast).

Lesson 1
Identify the similarities between two pictures when comparing them
Lesson 2
Identify the differences between two objects when contrasting them
Lesson 3
Identify the similarities and differences in a book
  • Long Ago and Today
Lesson 1
Compare and contrast two objects
Lesson 2
Compare and contrast themselves to a character
  • First Day Jitters
Lesson 3
Compare and contrast two characters from a book
  • Toot and Puddle
  • Sheila Rae, the Brave
Lesson 1
Identify similarities and differences using key words
  • My Brother and I
Lesson 2
Use key words to compare and contrast two objects
  • Stellaluna
Lesson 3
Use key words to compare and contrast two fairy tales
  • Cinder Edna

Unit Reading Passages

  • Dinosaur Discovery
  • Get Ready for Winter
  • Heading West
  • Inventions: Then and Now
  • School: How Has It Changed?
Lesson 1
Use compare and contrast key words to compare two objects
  • Alligators and Crocodiles
Lesson 2
Compare and contrast a subject in a nonfiction book
  • Colonial Life
  • Colonial Life versus Life Today
Lesson 3
Compare and contrast two characters in fiction
  • Burnt Toast on Davenport Street

Unit Reading Passages

  • Every Hour Counts
  • Kids Weigh In
  • Starting Over
  • The Olympics Then and Now
  • Winning the Vote
Lesson 1
Compare and contrast two nonfiction passages
  • Frogs at Risk
  • Follow that Koala!
Lesson 2
Write a compare and contrast essay
Lesson 3
Compare and contrast two editorials

Unit Reading Passages

  • Drilling for Alaska
  • Remote Control Classroom
  • Ryan's Well
  • Slavery's Secrets
  • Super Stats

Compare and Contrast lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Riding Freedom
Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963

Unit Reading Passages

  • Beyond the Shuttle
  • Big Birds, Big City
  • Nothing Left to Lose
  • Osceola's Last Stand
  • The Homework Hubbub

Compare and Contrast lessons can be found in the following sixth grade novel units:
A Wrinkle in Time

America Street
Only You Can Save Mankind
The House on Mango Street

Unit Reading Passages

  • Dig This!
  • First Ladies
  • Fuels of the Future
  • Sister Act
  • Time to Think