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Compare and Contrast

Compare and Contrast


Students will be able to compare and contrast stories in the same genre. (CA CCSS ELA-Literacy RL.5.9)

This tutorial is targeting 5th graders.

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Big Question!

Bring your response to our next class.

Read and view EVERYTHING in this tutorial! Then use this information and what you already know to answer the Big Question:

What is one way that you can apply this skill of being able to compare and contrast stories within the same genre outside of the classroom?

Compare? Contrast? Sounds tough!

Not at all!

  • When you COMPARE, you are pointing out how they are similar or the same.
  • When you CONTRAST, you are looking for differences.

Check out this guide for examples. You will also find some great tools for organizing your thoughts under they "Graphic Organizers" tab.

Be prepared to try a Venn Diagram and a Compare and Contrast Chart next class.

So what is a genre?

Simply put, a GENRE is a category.

Some examples of genres in fiction include:

  • Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • And many more!

See a list of some more genres here.

Let's look at an example.

Who/What is being compared and contrasted?

Both characters come from the same genre of story. What genre is it?

What strategies can you use?

It can be difficult to compare and contrast when you do not know what to look for. What three things does this video look at?