Compare and Contrast
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.) | Grade Level: 5
Lesson Length: 1 hour 15 minutes
Keywords/Tags: Compare and Contrast
Lesson Description: Compare and Contrast is a text structure or pattern of organization where the similarities and differences of two or more things are explored. It is important to remember that with the compare and contrast text structure the text should be discussing similarities and differences. If the text only discusses similarities, it is only comparing. Likewise, if it only discusses ways that the things are different, it is only contrasting. The text must do both to be considered compare and contrast.

  • ELA.5.C.1.1 Demonstrate fluent and legible cursive writing skills.
  • ELA.5.C.1.2 Write personal or fictional narratives using a logical sequence of events and demonstrating an effective use of techniques such as dialogue, description, and transitional words and phrases.
  • ELA.5.C.1.3 Write to make a claim supporting a perspective with logical reasons, relevant evidence from sources, elaboration, and an organizational structure with varied transitions.
  • ELA.5.C.1.4 Write expository texts about a topic using multiple sources and including an organizational structure, relevant elaboration, and varied transitions.
Video : Compare and Contrast
Instructions: Please watch the following video as many times as needed before starting to go through other lesson pages. Understanding the content of the video is very important since the lesson activities will be all about this video content.
Quiz : My Quiz
Instructions: take the quiz
Question #1
What does compare mean?
Question #2
What goes in the middle of the Venn diagram?
Question #3
What do authors use to compare and contrast in text?
Question #4

What is the comparing keyword used in the sentence: Both birds and cats can be pets to people? 

Question #5
Choose the signal words that are used to compare two things.
Reading : fdgdfgdfgdfgd
Instructions: Please read the following article as many times as needed (aloud and silent) before starting to go through the rest of the lesson pages. Understanding the content of this passage is very important since the following lesson activities will be all about this content. Feel free to print the article if needed.

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