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Compare and Contrast Paired Passages

Are your students ready to Compare and Contrast in a new, rigorous way? This is THE resource you need! These paired passages have been thoughtfully created to teach students how to integrate information from two different high-interest INFORMATIONAL TEXT passages and apply their compare and contrast reading skills to the nonfiction passages.

This resource includes both a printable and digital (Google Slides) version!

This set of nonfiction paired passages (two passages total) includes three mini booklets with informational text. Assembly is easy: simply print double-sided and fold.

Booklet #1: Story #1 “The Federal Bureau of Investigation” with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Compare and Contrast Tasks

Booklet #2: Story #2 “The Central Intelligence Agency” with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Compare and Contrast Tasks

Booklet #3: Paired Passages Compare and Contrast Questions and Activities

This resource is perfect for review, test prep, and teaching paired passages. It is recommended for grades 4+, though it can be completed with many 3rd graders when given assistance.

These are almost completely black and white for easy printing.

Suggested answers included for answers that are not opinion-based.

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