Compare and contrast is, in my opinion, one of the easier text structures for kids to work with. If they get good practice early on, it becomes easier and easier for students to look for similarities and differences.
Today, we are going to look at comparing and contrasting in nonfiction text! This practice is important for students in their process of learning integration. Starting in Kindergarten, students should be identifying basic similarities and differences with simple compare and contrast activities. Then, building on the skill each year, they will begin to integrate information
Comparing and contrasting can be a tricky skill. It seems so simple, but it trips up a lot of kids. Using the right books is really important. It really helps if you can find two books that have both strong similarities and clear differences. Ones that really lead the kids in the direction you want them to go.