Compare and Contrast

This kindergarten unit provides three lessons for teaching comparing and contrasting.  The first two lessons provide instruction for building  background knowledge for the terms same and different.  The last lesson provides instruction for comparing and contrasting two stories. This unit provides lesson plans for identifying the similarities between two pictures when comparing them and identifying the differences between two objects when contrasting them.  The culminating lesson provides instruction for identifying both similarities and differences in a book.  You will need to register and create a free account to view all the teacher and student materials.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.4
Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.10
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2
With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.3
With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.8
With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.9
With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions,...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.5
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.9
With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.2
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.3
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.5
With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.7
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
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Employ a variety of basic reading comprehension strategies.
GLE 0001.8.3
Develop reading fluency and accuracy.
TSS.ELA.K.FL.F.5
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
TSS.ELA.K.RI.IKI.8
With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author provides to support points in a text.
TSS.ELA.K.RI.IKI.9
With prompting and support, orally identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.
TSS.ELA.K.RI.KID.1
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
TSS.ELA.K.RL.IKI.9
With prompting and support, orally compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
TSS.ELA.K.RL.KID.1
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
TSS.ELA.K.SL.CC.2
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and...
TSS.ELA.K.SL.CC.3
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

Helpful Hints

Necessary Materials:

Provided:

  • Direct Teaching Pictures, Guided Practice Pictures, Independent Practice Worksheet
  • Direct Teaching Pictures (C), Guided Practice Pictures (D), Independent Practice Worksheet
  • Example T-Chart, Independent Practice Worksheet

Not Provided:

  • markers
  • Long Ago and Today by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
  • chart paper

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