Comparing and Contrasting in Fiction

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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
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
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Worksheet
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Use this resource to practice describing characters in a fairy tale. Students will use adverbs, adjectives, and verbs to gain an understanding of the character traits.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
With this resource, give your students practice comparing and contrasting the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Llama Llama Help Us Learn
Llama Llama Help Us Learn
Lesson Plan
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
Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Comparing and contrasting nonfiction stories is an important skill for fourth graders. This worksheet gives kids plenty of chance to practice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Compare Similar Stories
Compare Similar Stories
Worksheet
Compare Similar Stories
Use this resource for your students to read two fiction texts and compare and contrast the characters, setting, and plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of Water
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of Water
Worksheet
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
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
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
Thinking About Themes: Reflection Cards
Thinking About Themes: Reflection Cards
Worksheet
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
Head to Head Fiction: Themes
Head to Head Fiction: Themes
Worksheet
Head to Head Fiction: Themes
Use this activity with your students to compare themes between fiction texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Texts: The Underground Railroad
Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Texts: The Underground Railroad
Worksheet
Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Texts: The Underground Railroad
Students will compare two informational texts on the same topic using a Venn diagram.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
This helpful resource gives your students practice comparing story elements.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Develop your students’ critical eye with this nonfiction text features checklist! This resource can be used with the Comparing Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare Story Elements
Compare Story Elements
Worksheet
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
Fantasy Genre Discussion Cards
Fantasy Genre Discussion Cards
Worksheet
Fantasy Genre Discussion Cards
Use these discussion cards to get your students talking about the elements that are unique to the fantasy genre.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
I Can Infer
I Can Infer
Worksheet
I Can Infer
Practice making inferences about stories with the help of this writing organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing My Character Traits
Comparing My Character Traits
Worksheet
Comparing My Character Traits
Compare and contrast your traits with the character traits of other people.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Christmas in Mexico
Christmas in Mexico
Worksheet
Christmas in Mexico
If you're good in Mexico, the Three Wise Men might come on Christmas Day and leave you candy and money!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Christmas in New Zealand
Christmas in New Zealand
Worksheet
Christmas in New Zealand
Can you imagine celebrating Christmas in the summer? That's what the people in New Zealand do!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Christmas in England
Christmas in England
Worksheet
Christmas in England
Discover how our friends across the pond celebrate the holiday season!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House
Worksheet
Winchester Mystery House
Read about the history of the Winchester Mystery House, and then answer some comprehension questions.
5th 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

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.