Lessons & Units

Compare and Contrast 4th Grade Unit


Lesson 1 Compare and Contrast Passages Compare and contrast two nonfiction passages.
Lesson 2 Writing Compare and Contrast Essays Write a compare and contrast essay.
Lesson 3 Compare and Contrast Editorials Compare and contrast two editorials.

Unit Extension Ideas

  • Have students read passages available on the website and answer the compare and contrast questions following the article.
  • Have students read two news articles centered on the same topic and compare and contrast the two articles using a Venn diagram. Then have students use their Venn diagrams to write a comparison and contrast essay.
  • Students can compare and contrast books in a series or on the same topic.
  • Have students write a review of a popular movie, book, sporting event, concert, or theatrical production. Then have students trade their reviews with a partner to compare and contrast reviews.
  • After reading any of the nonfiction Concepts of Comprehension©Reading Passages, have students write an editorial. Then have them trade their editorials with a partner to compare and contrast the authors’ opinions.

More Books for Teaching Compare and Contrast

Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents
Tropical Rain Forests

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