Compare and Contrast Worksheets
This is a unique skill that covers all areas of language. Usually when
students are performing this activity, they must be able to read (input),
comprehend (process), and write / present (output). This is a serious
skill that needs to be mastered. Many times we will come across a topic or work that we need to find similarities and distinctions between itself and another. We can simply compare and contrast the two or more elements. When we compare elements of a subject we are look for resemblances to each other. When we contrast things we are trying to identify differences between the elements. Below you find a variety of ways to work on this skill across several different genres and media elements.
Comparing Parts of a Story- The common trifold of a story is the beginning, middle, and end. Look at each of portion of the particular story and go from there.
Contrasting the Point of View of Narrated Stories- Depending on the point of view of the narrator, a story can be told completely differently and be viewed by the reader as such. Just think about the narrated movies versus non-narrated movies with a similar story.
Story Comparison- Being able to find those difference is key to doing welkl with these worksheets.
Ready to go Worksheets:
Emily and Rachel
- Emily and Rachel have both written about their wedding plans.
Read both paragraphs. Then compare and contrast them by writing the things
that they did on the lines below beneath their names. If they did anything that
was the same, write it in the middle.
Which Is It? -
Underline the clue words.
Write your answer on the line.
Clue Words -
What is the meaning of each of these sentences?
Two Gardens -
Liam and Marco have both written short descriptions of
their gardens. Read each description. Then fill out the Venn Diagram
below to compare the two gardens.
Members of a Family
- Think about two of the people in your family. Write a paragraph that
both compares and contrasts the two family members.
Answer Keys -
These are the answer keys to five worksheets that are posted above.
Five Minute Fury -
Write as much as you can, as fast as
you can, in five minutes. Use the back of the page if you need more
Alternating and Dividing
- In the first, use the alternating method of comparing and contrasting. In the
second, use the dividing method.
Using Venn Diagrams
- You can use a Venn Diagraph as a pre-writing
tool to organize your thoughts about two subjects.
- How is your relationship wtih your friends when you meet in
person the same as your relationship when you interact over
social media? How is it different?
Two Teachers - Think about two of your
teachers. Using an alternating pattern, write
- What is the difference between the two homes and waht is the same?
Time to Buy
- For this assignment, you are going to prepare to do some shopping!
Think of something that you would like to purchase. Either by going out to a store
or browsing online, find two different versions of the item that you might like to