Compare/Contrast Worksheet

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Walk your class through the process of writing compare and contrast essays with this easy-to-use graphic organizer. After first using the included Venn diagram to record the similarities and differences between two subjects, students then receive guidance with organizing the information into a piece of original writing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • This worksheet can be used to write compare and contrast essays in any subject area
  • Provide students with a general topic (e.g. presidents of the United States, types of animals, characters in a novel) and allow them to choose specific subjects to compare and contrast
Classroom Considerations
  • Adjust the length and complexity of this writing assignment to meet the abilities of your class
  • Venn diagram is clearly labeled and includes lines for recording the similarities and differences between two subjects
  • Worksheet suggests two different approaches students can use when writing their compare and constrast essays
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