Unit Plan

Compare and Contrast

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This Compare and Contrast unit plan also includes:

Encourage readers to compare and contrast the information that they find in informational text with a variety of reading passages and worksheets. Learners read all about subjects in science, social studies, and literature before completing a series of activities to synthesize what they have read.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use all five resources in a unit about informational text and critical reading, or choose the most relevant texts to your curriculum
  • Share the resources with teachers in your team so learners can practice the literary skills across disciplines
Classroom Considerations
  • Complexity and difficulty of assignments vary; some assignments are better for younger learners, while others would be more appropriate for middle schoolers
  • Worksheets are in color, so be sure that printing in black and white doesn't impede understanding
  • Includes reading from different subjects, including passages about renewable and nonrenewable energy, simple and compound interest, and the American colonies
  • Engages learners with straightforward and thoughtful worksheets after reading
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