Compare and Contrast Reading Passages


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These Compare and Contrast Reading Comprehension Passages will increase fluency and comprehension! – Let’s take “text evidence” to a new level! This pack is concentrated specifically on one comprehension strategy – Comparing and Contrasting! Included are 20 manageable passages that focus on identifying similarities and differences within a text. Having a set of focused passages makes it easy to follow-up with your whole group mini lessons and comprehension lessons within your small groups. Or, use some of the passages as assessments to ensure student understanding and application of the strategy. These would also make great quick-checks that you could use to target students who are still in need of additional help with the strategy.

Students read each passage three times for fluency and focus, keeping track each time they read. Then, your students will interact directly with the text as they color-code to compare and contrast information within the passage. Finally, students will illustrate the pictures according to the information they read in the text! This is so FUN and engaging for kiddos! My kids thought it was a treat to get to color the pictures – but really, they were utilizing importance comprehension skills as they went back into the text to find the clues!

The pack contains compare and contrast posters and smaller posters that contain visual aides to help students remember and utilize the color-coding strategy.

These passages are ideal for first graders, second graders, struggling third grade readers, and intervention students.

If you have used my text evidence passages and/or sight word passages, I really think you will LOVE this new series! Be sure to follow my store by clicking on the star beside my store’s name to get updates on additional packs that will be added to this new Strategy Series!

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Want more passages?!

You can grab SEASONAL text evidence packs for the whole year – These packs contain paired passages for many topics!
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – FALL EDITION
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – WINTER EDITION
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – SPRING EDITION
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – SUMMER Edition

Grab my discounted BUNDLE PACK which includes ALL 4 Seasonal Text Based Evidence Packs!
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – BUNDLE Edition

Do you have little ones who could use text evidence practice for comprehension?
Text Based Evidence Reading Passages – BEGINNING READERS

Happy Learning!

Christina DeCarbo
Miss DeCarbo, Inc.
Copyright 2015 – All Rights Reserved

These reading passages cover the following skills: compare and contrast, comprehension, text evidence, close reading, small group reading, guided reading passages, and they are great for test prep practice!


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