No matter how often you teach comparing and contrasting to your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, they can always benefit from more practice. And a freebie to help you do this never hurts.
Being able to identify similarities and differences is one of Marzano's 9 high-yield instructional strategies. So of course, we want to give our students as much practice as possible.
Compare and Contrast 2 Texts on the Same Topic Freebie
This free pdf includes 2 reading passages, both on the topic of hurricanes. Students will read the two passages and then compare and contrast these two texts using reading comprehension questions and a scaffolded Venn Diagram. The Venn diagram portion is cut and paste to help with student engagement.
This is a great no prep review activity that you can use immediately in a whole group setting, small group setting, for independent practice, or for homework.
You might also like these tips and activity ideas for teaching comparing and contrasting to upper elementary students. Or, check out this paired passage freebie.
Download this no prep compare and contrast freebie and use it today!