This collection of graphic organizers was designed to help with the pre-writing stage of comparing and contrasting. We have created four different organizers so you can pick the one that works best for your students. When you work on compare & contrast essays with your students, what are your expectations? How many paragraphs do you expect and how many sentences do you ask to be in each paragraph? We would love to hear what you do in your room. Have some great students samples – we would love to see them if you’re willing to share!
Anchor Chart – words to use when comparing and contrasting
Graphic Organizer #2 A Venn Diagram