Compare and Contrast Non-Fiction Text Structure Activities

Explore this non-fiction text structure focused on compare and contrast—an excellent fit for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Discover 9 captivating non-fiction passages for comparison, each with tailored questions, plus 3 short compare and contrast passages, compare and contrast venn diagrams, and graphic organizers. Comprehension questions are included as well. Perfect for test prep.

A digital notebook is provided to help boost student engagement when working on compare and contrast passages.

The content is tailored for a 3rd-5th grade reading level. The comprehension questions span various reading skills, including critical thinking questions that align with standardized reading tests.


  • Perfect for students in grades 3-5
  • This resource is easy to implement for students of different levels and abilities
  • Mixed groups
  • Whole class lessons
  • Small group lessons
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  • …and much more!
What’s included in this Compare and Contrast Text Structure resource?
  • Compare and Contrast Teaching Video
  • Print resource
  • Digital Notebooks (differentiated version included)
  • 1 Identifying clue words activity
  • 3 Compare and contrast in paragraphs:
    • Non-fiction text
    • Differentiated version provided
  • 7 Comparing and contrasting 2 topics in passages
    • Non-fiction passages
    • Differentiated version provided
  • 2 Comparing and contrasting 3 topics in passages
    • Non-fiction passages
    • Differentiated version provided
  • Anchor Chart
    • Provided in color and black and white
  • Graphic Organizers
    • Venn diagrams for compare and contrast of two and three topics
  • Answer keys

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