Compare and Contrast

This page contains a large collection of compare and contrast graphic organizers, articles, activities, and worksheets.

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Graphic Organizers
Use this Venn diagram to compare and contrast two items, people, events, or topics.
Kindergarten to 4th Grades
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This version of the Venn diagram has lines for students to write on.
2nd through 5th Grades
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This Venn diagram has three circles for comparing/contrasting three different topics.
2nd through 5th Grades
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Are you tired of using Venns for compare and contrast? Try the double bubble map instead!
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Reading Passages
Read the compare and contrast article about dolphins and porpoises. This article incudes a question page, a graphic organizer, and a vocabulary worksheet.
4th Grade
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This article highlights the similarities and difference between boas and pythons. After reading the article, students answer the comprehension questions and complete the Venn diagram.
4th Grade
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This non-fiction passage explains the differences between alligators and crocodiles. Several comprehension questions follow the article.
4th Grade
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How can you tell the difference between frogs and toads? Students will find out when they read this fascinating animal article.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Learn about the similarities and differences between moths and butterflies. A page of comprehension questions are included.
4th Grade
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This cute story describes two people: Tall Mary and Short Harry. Compare and contrast the two characters, then answer the questions that follow.
2nd Grade
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Would you rather visit the beach or climb a mountain? These two paragraphs highlight the similarities and differences.
2nd Grade
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Activities
Students read a book and movie with the same title. Then they compare and contrast the two. This project includes short answer questions, essay questions, and a Venn diagram.
5th through 7th Grades
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Creature Features
Compare and contrast the two creatures shown. This version has primary-ruled lines for students in grades K through 2.
Kindergarten Grade
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Compare and contrast the two creatures shown. Use a Venn diagram, then write a written comparison. This version has intermediate-ruled lines for students in grades 3 through 5.
Kindergarten Grade
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Color the creatures, then compare and contrast them. This version was written specially for younger students in grades K through 2.
Kindergarten Grade
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Color the creatures, then compare them on the graphic organizer. After that, use the information on the organizer to write a written comparison. This version was created for students in grades 3 through 5.
Kindergarten Grade
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Color, compare, and contrast. This worksheet is recommended for students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Kindergarten Grade
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Color the unusual creatures in the illustration. Then compare and contrast them on a graphic organizer and in essay form. Recommended for students in grades 3 through 5.
Kindergarten Grade
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Worksheets
Read each sentence and tell if it's making a comparison between two things, if it's contrasting two things, or both.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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