Compare and Contrast Organizer

With guidance and support, students can use this graphic organizer to help them compare and contrast ideas in a text.

Where is this in the Reading Process: Step 5

Explicitly Teach: Explain. Connect. Model. Practice.

Cycle of Independence: I do. We do. They do. You do.

Origin: First called advanced organizers, thought to originate with Ausubel's work on cognitive theory and meaningful learning (1960) and then further developed by Richard Barron in 1969 (Manoli and Papadopoulou 2012).

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Compare and Contrast Organizer Step-By-Step Process

Plan your lesson Plan your lesson

Planning Journal

Teach the skill Teach the skill

Student Activity
Interactive Lesson

Differentiate and support learning Differentiate and support learning

Reading Rubrics

Assess and track growth Assess and track growth

Teacher Reflection

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Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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