Comparing Books Activity


How to teach Compare and Contrast

Using Comparing Books Activity, studentsidentify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.

Making connections as they read will help your students understand what they are reading better. This activity guides your students through making connections as they read independently.

Students read two books about the same topic. Then, choose an activity card to identify the similarities and differences between the two texts.

Other resources to use with this Comparing Books Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about compare and contrast.

Use this Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by writing a showing a picture of two kids. Next, students share ideas how the kids are the same and different. Then, students read independently or with a partner using the graphic organizer. Finally, students share what they have read about. Once finished, students write more in order to compare and contrast the two books.

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