Compare and Contrast Organizer

Use this graphic organizer to help students 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

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Student Activity
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Differentiate and support learning Differentiate and support learning

Reading Rubrics

Assess and track growth Assess and track growth

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

R6
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
R9
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
W2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
W7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
W8
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital resources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
W9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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