Compare and Contrast Resources

The first section focusing on comparing and contrasting within fiction texts, while the second section focuses on comparing and contrasting in nonfiction texts.

Compare and Contrast Book VS Movie
These activities can be used to compare and contrast a book with its movie version. Includes questions, writing activities, and more.

Fiction

Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram
A Venn Diagram that can be used to compare and contrast any two things.

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Poetry Passage #1
Students read two different poems about robins and compare and contrast the two poems. FREE!

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Poetry Passage #2
Students read two different poems by Christina Rossetti and compare and contrast the two poems.

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Passage #1
Students read a passage about a girl taking a gymnastics class. They answer questions and compare and contrast themselves with the girl.

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Passage #2
Students read a passage about two boys that are friends. Students answer questions and fill in a chart that compares and contrasts the two boys.

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Reading Passage with Scavenger Hunt
Students read two passages written about the same event from different points of view. Then students go on a “scavenger hunt” that helps them compare and contrast the two different reading passages.

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Reading Passage with Snowball Fight
Students read two reading passages written about the same main character. Then, students have a snowball fight and compare and contrast the two reading passages.

Nonfiction

Compare and Contrast with a Partner: Venn Diagram
Students compare and contrast themselves with a partner by filling in a Venn Diagram. Good way to introduce comparing and contrasting with Venn Diagrams.

Compare and Contrast with a Partner: Chart
Students compare and contrast themselves with a partner by filling in a chart. Good way to introducing comparing and contrasting with charts.  FREE!

Compare and Contrast Essay: Scaffolded Writing
Students write a compare and contrast essay. Includes scaffolding to help students with their brainstorming, rough draft, and revising and editing.

Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Task Cards
Students answer compare and contrast questions using the 24 nonfiction task cards.

Compare and Contrast Nonfiction: Passage #1
Students read a passage that compares backpacking and camping. Students answer questions about the reading passage and complete a Venn Diagram.

Compare and Contrast Nonfiction: Passage #2
Students read a passage that compares tropical rainforests to temperate forests. Then, they answer questions and fill in a chart that compares the two forests.

Compare and Contrast Nonfiction: Passage #3
Students read 2 different passages about hurricanes. Then, students answer questions and complete a Venn Diagram that compares the two different perspectives on hurricanes. FREE!

Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Reading Passage with Scavenger Hunt Students read a passage that compares the inner planets with the outer planets. Then, they go on a scavenger hunt and fill in a chart with the information they find.

Compare and Contrast Reading Passage with Snowball Fight
Students read two different reading passages about dachshunds. Then, students have a snowball fight and compare and contrast the two reading passages.

Butterflies and Moths: Compare and Contrast Reading Comprehension
Students read a short passage on that compares and contrasts butterflies and moths. Then, they complete a Venn Diagram using information from the passage.

Butterflies: Compare and Contrast Scaffolded Writing
Students are given information on two different types of butterflies. They use that information to write a short compare and contrast essay.