Compare and Contrast: 2 Solid Methods

Have your students ever been asked to write a compare-and-contrast paragraph or essay but don’t know where to begin? Do they have trouble organizing their thoughts and information before comparing and contrasting?

Your 5th – 12th graders will learn two solid methods for compare-and-contrast writing with this free tutorial. It’s packed with two separate exercises, one for each method,  and contains  complete instructions and colorful worksheets. Your students will learn how to organize their thoughts before writing with either method, and then they’ll write two paragraphs using each method.

Students already know how to compare and contrast in real life: They do it every time they want to buy something and are torn between two choices. They go through the process mentally, and it’s likely automatic and subconscious.

5th - 12th-graders learn two solid methods of compare-and-contrast writing with these two tutorials. Free instructions, worksheets, and printables included.

Give them the tools they need to translate their thoughts into written words, paragraphs, and essays with this free download.

They’ll be exploring the topic of autumn versus spring. Students learning a new method of writing (compare and contrast, in this case) will appreciate the simplicity of the topic so they don’t get bogged down.


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