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Compare Two Things - Graphic Organizer Chart and Bubble Map Printable Worksheet
             First Grade - Compare Two Things - (1 key)

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Second Grade - Compare Two Things - (1 key)

Second Grade - Compare Two Things - (5 keys)


Third Grade - Compare Two Things - (1 key)

Third Grade - Compare Two Things - (5 keys)


Fourth Grade - Compare Two Things - (1 key)

Fourth Grade - Compare Two Things - (5 keys)


Fifth Grade - Compare Two Things - (1 key)

Fifth Grade - Compare Two Things - (5 keys)


Sixth Grade - Compare Two Things - (1 key)

Sixth Grade - Compare Two Things - (5 keys)




Custom: Enter Two Things to Compare - Graphic Organizer Chart and Bubble Map Printable Worksheet
             Custom Compare Two Things - Graphic Organizer and Bubble Map Printable


Compare and Contrast Activity Lesson Plan: Complete the Graphic Organizer and Writing
Easier: Categorize the traits, complete a venn diagram, and writing questions
             Animal Traits: Compare and contrast the difference between a wild turkey and an owl. (Grades 2-4)

Animal Traits: Compare and contrast the differences between puffins and ostriches. (Grades 2-5)

Animal Traits: Compare and contrast roadrunners, Macaroni penguins, and mockingbirds. (Grades 3-5)

The First Thanksgiving: Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between Pilgrims and Native Americans. (Grades 4-6)

Bird Traits: Discover the similarities and differences between three different species of birds. (Grades 3-4)

Moving West Traits: Compares the three methods by which thousands of people moved west in the 19th century. (Grades 3-4)

Bird Traits: Compares three endangered birds who share many of the same traits, but who have some key difference (Grades 3-4)

Thanksgiving Menu Traits: Compares what the Pilgrims ate at their Thanksgiving dinner with what is typically eaten today. (Grades 3-4)

Winter Activity Traits: Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between ice skating and snow skiing. (Grades 1-3)

Participation Traits: Compare and contrast the differences between rainfall and snowfall. (Grades 1-3)

Transportation Traits: Compare and contrast differences between an airplane and a helicopter. (Grades 3-5)

Mammal Traits: Compares three polar residents (Grades 3-4)

Food Traits: Compares three popular holiday desserts (Grades 3-4)

Sheep Traits: Compares three similar mountain-dwelling mammals (Grades 3-4)

Explorer Traits: Compares three seafaring explorers (Grades 3-4)

Holiday Traits: Compares three holidays celebrated in December (Grades 3-4)

Instrument Traits: Compares the three basic sections of the orchestra (Grades 3-4)

Branches of Government Traits: Compares the attributes of the three branches of government. (Grades 3-4)

Animal Classification Traits: Compares the distinctions between being endangered and extinct. (Grades 3-4)

Big Cat Traits: Compares prehistoric big cats with modern day tigers (Grades 3-4)

Music Traits: Compares bands and orchestras (Grades 3-4)

Animal Traits: Compares two commonly confused animals (Grades 3-4)

Kangaroo Traits: Compares ancient and modern kangaroos (Grades 3-4)

New Year's Day Traits: Compares the celebrations of American and Chinese New Year (Grades 3-4)

Color Traits: Compares the three primary colors. (Grades 2-4)

President Traits: Compares our three most recent presidents. (Grades 4-6)

Art Media Traits: Compares three common art media. (Grades 3-4)

Martial Arts Traits: Compares three martial arts forms (Grades 5-6)

Character Traits: This compare and comparison is about Horton and Cat in the Hat from Dr. Seuss books. (Grades 1-2)

Australian Mammal Traits: Compares three common Australian mammals (Grades 5-6)

Author Traits: Compares two popular children's authors (Grades 3-4)

Author Traits: Compares two popular children's authors (Grades 3-4)

Plant Traits: Compares three unique forms of plant life (Grades 3-4)

First Lady Characteristics: Compare and contrast the United States' First Ladies (Grades 5-6)

Bag Traits: Compares three types of shopping bags (Grades 3-4)

Poem Traits: Compares three forms of poetry (Grades 3-4)

Insect Traits: Compares two commonly confused insects (Grades 3-4)

Tree Traits: Compares two different kinds of trees (Grades 3-4)

Amphibian Traits: Compares two commonly confused amphibians (Grades 3-4)

Atmosphere Traits: Atmosphere Item Traits (Grades 3-4)

Insect Traits: Compare and contrast a butterfly and a moth. (Grades 1-2)

Poetry Traits: Compare and contrast a haiku poem to a cinquain poem. (Grades 3-6)

Holiday Traits: Compares two popular holidays (Grades 3-4)

Toy Traits: Compares three popular toys (Grades 3-4)

Inventor Traits: Compares three child inventors (Grades 3-4)

Holiday Traits: Think about the similarities and differences for these two holidays. (Grades 3-4)

Amphibian Traits: Think about the similarities and differences between frogs and toads. (Grades 1-2)

Animal Traits: This compares frogs and toads. (Grades 2-4)

Measurement Traits: Compare and contrast perimeter and area as units of measure. (Grades 3-4)

Dog Traits: Compare and contrast service dogs and pet dogs. (Grades 1-2)

Animal Traits: Compares three commonly confused sea creatures (Grades 3-4)

Animal Traits: Compares two popular forms of sea life (Grades 3-4)

Monster Traits: Compares three popular monsters (Grades 3-4)

Holiday Traits: Compare and contrast Mother's Day and Memorial Day. (Grades 3-4)

Sea Animal Traits: Compares two similarly named animals (Grades 3-4)

Ocean Traits: Compares three of the world's oceans (Grades 3-4)

Fish Traits: Compares three different kinds of fish (Grades 3-4)

Immigrant Traits: Compare and contrast illegal immigrants to legal immigrants in the United States. (Grades 5-6)

Bee Traits: Compares the three kinds of bees (Grades 5-6)

Invertebrate Traits: Compares spiders and insects (Grades 3-4)

Activity Traits: Compare and contrast the activities you can do with the activities. (Grades 1-2)

World Wonder Traits: This compares two new world wonders: the Taj Mahal and Petra, Jordan. (Grades 3-4)

Dinosaur Traits: Compares three dinosaurs with unique appearances (Grades 3-4)

Animal Body Temperature Traits: Compares cold blooded with warm blooded animals (Grades 3-4)

Rock Traits: Compares the three kinds of rocks (Grades 3-4)

Mineral Traits: Compares two similar minerals (Grades 3-4)

Cloud Traits: Compares three types of clouds (Grades 3-4)

American Symbol Traits: Compare and contrast two American symbols: The American flag and The Great Seal (Grades 3-4)

Season Traits: This compares the seasons of summer and spring. (Grades 2-4)

Season Traits: This compares the seasons of autumn and winter. (Grades 2-4)

American Holiday Traits: Compare and contrast two American holidays: Flag Day and Memorial Day. (Grades 1-2)

Season Traits: Compares three of the four seasons (Grades 3-4)

Body Connector Traits: Compares three major connectors inside the body (Grades 5-6)

Insect Injury Traits: Compares three forms of injury-by-insect (Grades 3-4)

Ocean Zones: Compares three of the ocean's zones (Grades 3-4)

Ocean Animal Traits: Compares the biggest and smallest animals in the ocean (Grades 3-4)

Famous American Traits: Compare and contrast two famous Americans. (Grades 5-6)

Park Traits: This compares features of Kenai Fjords National Park and Glacier Bay National Park. (Grades 3-4)

Kids' Pets in the White House Traits: Compare and contrast two kids' pets in history that lived in the White House. (Grades 3-4)

"Pede" Traits: Compares two many-legged creatures (Grades 3-4)

Mammal Traits: Compares three small mammals (Grades 3-4)

Author Traits: Compares two authors who loved animals (Grades 3-4)

Author Traits: Compares three sister-authors (Grades 5-6)

The Science Behind Fireworks Traits: Compare and contrast two different methods for producing fireworks. (Grades 5-6)

Gray Whale Traits: Compare and contrast a female gray whale with a male gray whale. (Grades 3-4)

Pet Traits: Compare and contrast a puppy and a kitten as pets. (Grades 1-2)

Earth's Object Traits: Compare and contrast the Equator and the Poles on Earth. (Grades 3-4)

Grandparent Traits: Compare and contrast Ian's and Dan's grandpas. (Grades 1-2)

Hero Traits: Compare and contrast two very different heroes from September 11, 2001. (Grades 5-6)

Edible Bird Traits: Compares two delicious birds (Grades 3-4)

River Traits: Compares three types of rivers (Grades 3-4)

Farm Animal Traits: Compare and contrast a goat with a sheep. (Grades 3-4)

Latin American Dance Traits: Compare and contrast two different Latin American dances. (Grades 5-6)

Plant Traits: Compares three flesh eating plants (Grades 3-4)

Geographical Feature Traits: Compares three geographical features (Grades 5-6)

Color Traits: Compares three colors (Grades 3-4)

Government Document Traits: Compares three important government documents (Grades 3-4)

Court Traits: Compares three American courts (Grades 5-6)

Colony Group Traits: Compares the three original colony groups comprising the 13 colonies (Grades 5-6)

Religious Colonist Traits: Compares two of the religious groups that settled in the American colonies (Grades 3-4)

Religious Colonist Traits: Compares two of the religious groups that settled in the American colonies (Grades 3-4)

White House Kid Traits: Compares three children of presidents (Grades 3-4)

Constitution and Declaration of Independence: Compare and contrast the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. (Grades 3-4)

Spider and Insect Traits: Compare and contrast a spider and an insect. (Grades 3-4)

Pet Traits: Compares three popular pets (Grades 3-4)

Camel Traits: Compares the two kinds of camels (Grades 3-4)

Bat Traits: Compare and contrast a Malayan flying fox bat to a bumblebee bat. (Grades 5-6)

Bear Traits: Compares three popular bears (Grades 3-4)

Food Traits: Compare and contrast a pumpkin and broccoli. (Grades 3-4)

Arthropod Traits: Compare and contrast a centipede and a millipede. (Grades 1-2)

Internet Security Method Traits: Compare and contrast anti-virus software and firewall Internet security methods. (Grades 5-6)

Natural Disaster Traits: Compares two natural disasters (Grades 3-4)

Earth Study Traits: Compares two sciences that study the Earth (Grades 3-4)

Disaster Traits: Compares three natural disasters (Grades 3-4)

Bullying Traits: Compare and contrast a bully with a victim. (Grades 5-6)

US Citizen Traits: Compare and contrast a veteran with a civilian. (Grades 1-2)

Native American Legend Traits: Compare and contrast two Native American legends. (Grades 1-2)

Children of Today and Children of the Mayflower Traits: Compare and contrast children of the Mayflower and children of today. (Grades 5-6)

Cave Traits: Compares three unique American caves (Grades 3-4)

National Park Traits: Compares two of the most popular national parks (Grades 3-5)

African-American Writer Traits: Compares two great African-American writers (Grades 3-5)

Ducks and Geese Traits: Compare and contrast ducks and geese. (Grades 3-4)

Pet Traits: Compares three popular pets for children (Grades 3-4)

Turtle Traits: Compares two kinds of turtles (Grades 3-4)

Animal Traits: Compares two amphibians (Grades 3-4)

Snake Traits: Compares three types of snakes (Grades 3-4)

Fill in the traits, complete a graphic organizer, and writing questions
             Presidents: Compare and contrast Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. (Grades 4-7)

American Indian Women Traits: Examines the similarities and differences between two American Indian Women. (Grades 5-6)

Penguin Traits: Compares two of the most dissimilar species of penguins. (Grades 5-6)

Endangered Bird Traits: Compares two endangered birds associated with the national identity of the U.S. (Grades 5-6)

American Indian Chief Traits: Compares two great American Indian Chiefs (Grades 5-6)

Texas Ranger Traits: Compares two of the most famous Texas Rangers (Grades 5-6)

Polar Traits: Compares the two most extreme locations on Earth, the North and South Poles (Grades 4-6)

Leader Traits: Compares two great civil rights leaders (Grades 5-7)

Hero Traits: Compares Paul Revere with "The Canadian Paul Revere", Laura Secord (Grades 5-7)

Cowboy Traits: Compares two great African-American cowboys (Grades 5-7)

Explorer Traits: Compares two great, although quite different, Arctic explorers (Grades 5-7)

Explorer Traits: Compares two great Arctic explorers (Grades 5-7)

Instrument Traits: Compares two types of native instruments (Grades 5-7)

Branches of Government Traits: Compares the duties of Congress and the President (Grades 5-6)

George Traits: Compares two key Georges from the 18th century. (Grades 5-6)

Musician Traits: Compares two Baroque musicians (Grades 5-6)

Protest Traits: Compares the attributes of two protest forms utilized in the 1960s (Grades 5-6)

Sport Traits: Compares two ancient water sports (Grades 5-6)

Monument Traits: Compares two presidential monuments (Grades 5-6)

Ape Traits: Compares two great apes (Grades 5-6)

President Traits: Compares two Civil War Presidents (Grades 5-6)

Mammal Traits: Compares two similar home-building mammals (Grades 5-6)

Large Animal Traits: Compares the two animals who vie for the title of second largest land animal. (Grades 5-6)

Valentine's Day Traits: Compares the way in which Valentine's Day is celebrated here versus in other countries. (Grades 5-6)

New Year's Day Traits: Compares the celebrations of American and Chinese New Year (Grades 5-6)

EM Traits: Compares the two ends of the EM spectrum. (Grades 5-8)

Reptile Traits: Compares turtles with tortoises (Grades 5-6)

Art Movement Traits: Compares the art movements of Surrealism and Realism (Grades 5-6)

Art Movement Traits: Compares the art movements of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (Grades 5-6)

Art Movement Traits: Compares the art movements of Fauvism and Post-Impressionism (Grades 5-6)

Art Movement Traits: Compares the art movements of Baroque and Rococo (Grades 5-6)

Educator Traits: Compares two famous educational innovators. (Grades 5-6)

Abolitionist Traits: Compares two great abolitionists (Grades 5-6)

Civil War Organizer Traits: Compares two great early Black politicians (Grades 5-6)

Author Traits: Compares two popular children's authors (Grades 5-6)

Educator Traits: Compares two great leaders in African-American education (Grades 5-6)

Flight Pioneer Traits: Compares two famous female flight pioneers (Grades 5-6)

Seasonal Ailments Traits: Compares two seasonal ailments (Grades 5-6)

Canyon Traits: This compares the Grand Canyon to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. (Grades 4-6)

Park Traits: This compares Crater Lake National Park and Lassen Volcanic National Park. (Grades 3-5)

Poem Traits: Compares two forms of poetry (Grades 5-6)

Poem Traits: Compares two forms of poetry (Grades 5-6)

Poem Traits: Compares two forms of poetry (Grades 5-6)

Inventor Traits: Compares two inventors (Grades 5-6)

Inventor Traits: Compares two inventors (Grades 5-6)

Baseball Greats Traits: Compares two baseball greats (Grades 5-6)

Traits: This compares and contrasts the lives of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. (Grades 5-7)

Traits: This compares the inventors Benjamin Banneker and George Washington Carver. (Grades 6-8)

Traits: This compares First Ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. (Grades 4-6)

Traits: This compares the inventions of the Slinky and the Rubik's Cube. (Grades 3-5)

Traits: This compares the origins and traditions for Earth Day and Arbor Day. (Grades 5-8)

State Traits: Compares two of the oldest states (Grades 5-6)

Immigration Status Traits: Compares two kinds of immigration papers (Grades 5-6)

Monster Traits: Compares two lake monsters (Grades 5-6)

Independence Day Traits: Compares two independence days (Grades 5-6)

Immigrant Group Traits: Compares two immigrant groups (Grades 5-6)

Island Traits: Compares two immigration entry points (Grades 5-6)

Toy Traits: Compares two popular toys (Grades 5-6)

Inventor Traits: Compares two prolific inventors (Grades 5-6)

Inventor Traits: Compares two inventors (Grades 5-6)

Holiday Traits: Compares two family holidays (Grades 5-6)

Patriot Traits: Compares two individuals who have a unique relationship with our flag (Grades 5-6)

Amphibian Traits: This compares two frogs found in rainforests in South and Central America. (Grades 4-6)

Traits: This compares two types of renewable energy, biopower and wind power. (Grades 6-8)

Traits: This compares two educators: Maria Montessori and John Dewey. (Grades 5-7)

Invention Traits: Compare and contrast the Rubik's Cube and the Legos inventions. (Grades 5-6)

Park Traits: This compares two national parks: Arches and Capitol Reef. (Grades 4-6)

Group Traits: This compares the reasons Irish and German immigrants came to America. (Grades 5-7)

Traits: This compares the departments and secretaries of defense and homeland security. (Grades 6-8)

Woman Traits: Compares two female presidential candidates (Grades 5-6)

Mystery Place Traits: Compares two exciting mystery places (Grades 5-6)

Founding Father traits: Compares two great founding fathers (Grades 5-6)

Whale Traits: Compares two species of whale (Grades 5-6)

Progressive Traits: Compares two great female progressives (Grades 5-6)

Fish Traits: Compares two similar fish (Grades 5-6)

Beetle Traits: Compares two kinds of beetles (Grades 5-6)

Insect Traits: Compares two unique and similar insects (Grades 5-6)

Pet Traits: Compares two small pets (Grades 5-6)

Rhinoceros Traits: Compares an ancient Rhino with modern Rhinos (Grades 5-6)

Skin Traits: Compares two of the skin's layers (Grade 5)

Monument Traits: Compares two famous monuments (Grades 5-6)

Sea Animal Traits: Compares two popular sea creatures (Grades 5-6)

Geological Features Traits: Compares two American geological features (Grades 5-6)

Canyon Traits: Compares two great canyons (Grades 5-6)

Park Traits: This compares features of Redwood National Park and Joshua Tree National Park. (Grades 3-5)

Religion Traits: This compares the religions of Islam and Judaism. (Grades 6-8)

Religion Traits: This compares the religions of Buddhism and Christianity. (Grades 6-8)

Mystery Creature Traits: Compare and contrast Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster. (Grades 5-6)

Cultural Traits: This compares the cultures of the Mayas and the Olmecs. (Grades 5-7)

Department Traits: This compares the Department of Labor with the Department of Commerce. (Grades 6-8)

Reptile Traits: Compares two interesting and unique reptiles (Grades 5-6)

Animal Body Temperature Traits: Compares cold blooded with warm blooded animals (Grades 5-6)

Biome Traits: Compares two wet biomes (Grades 5-6)

Rock Traits: Compares two kinds of rocks (Grades 5-6)

Educator Traits: Compare and contrast two famous educators: Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Jean Piaget. (Grades 5-6)

Pet Traits: This compares having a dog with having a pot-bellied pig as a pet. (Grades 4-6)

Explorer Traits: Compares father/son explorers (Grades 5-6)

Explorer Traits: Compares two explorers who sought the Northwest Passage (Grades 5-6)

Element Traits: Compares vitamins and minerals (Grades 5-6)

Body System Traits: Compares two primary body systems (Grades 5-6)

Egyptian Artifact Traits: Compares two ways in which Egyptians tried to immortalize themselves (Grades 5-6)

First Lady Traits: Compares two very different First Ladies (Grades 5-6)

Park Traits: This compares Kobuk Valley National Park and Denali National Park. (Grades 4-6)

Cave Traits: This compares two caves: Jewel Cave and Wind Cave. (Grades 4-6)

Elephant Traits: Compares two commonly confused elephants (Grades 5-6)

Mammal Traits: Compares two similar mammals (Grades 5-6)

Mammal Traits: Compares two cute and social mammals (Grades 5-6)

Transportation Traits: Compares two British transportation systems (Grades 5-6)

Activist Traits: Compares two animal lovers and activists (Grades 5-6)

Figure Skater Traits: Compares two world class figure skaters (Grades 5-6)

Ship Traits: Compares two great ships used for war (Grades 5-6)

Women's Role in War Traits: Compares the role played by women in two important wars (Grades 5-6)

WWII Victory Day Traits: Compares the two days celebrating our victory in WWII (Grades 5-6)

Female Activist Traits: Compares two famous female black activists (Grades 5-6)

Turkey Traits: Compares two different birds with almost the same name (Grades 5-6)

Lost City Traits: Compares two famous lost cities (Grades 5-6)

Spider Traits: Compares two fearsome spiders (Grades 5-6)

Johnny Appleseed Traits: Compares Johnny Appleseed - the man and the myth (Grades 5-6)

Bird Traits: Compares two strange birds (Grades 5-6)

Long Eared Creatures Traits: Compares two similar looking animals (Grades 5-6)

Inventor Traits: Compares two agricultural inventors (Grades 5-6)

Longest River Traits: Compares the two longest rivers in the world (Grades 5-6)

Water Fowl Traits: Compares two similar water birds (Grades 5-6)

Independence Day Traits: Compares two countries' independence days (Grades 5-6)

Government Document Traits: Compares two linked government documents (Grades 5-6)

Colonial War Traits: Compares two colonial-era wars (Grades 5-6)

Animal Professional Traits: Compares two professionals whose job is to help animals (Grades 5-6)

Cold-blooded Animal Traits: Compares two cold-blooded animals one could have as pets (Grades 5-6)

Civil War Family Traits: Compares Northern and Southern families during the Civil War (Grades 5-6)

Service Animal Traits: Compares two common service animals (Grades 5-6)

Monkey Traits: Compares two rainforest-dwelling monkeys (Grades 5-6)

Monkey Traits: Compares two rainforest-dwelling monkeys (Grades 5-6)

Animal Traits: Compares two tree-loving animals (Grades 5-6)

English Life in the 17th Century Traits: Compares English City and Country Life (Grades 5-6)

Fish Traits: Compares two kinds of fish (Grades 5-6)

Animals with "horse" in their name Traits: Compares two animals with similar faces (Grades 5-6)

Orator Traits: Compares two of our greatest orators (Grades 5-6)

Compromise Traits: Compares the two Missouri Compromises (Grades 5-6)

Poet Traits: Compares two great poets (Grades 5-6)

Earthquake Traits: Compares two historic earthquakes (Grades 5-6)

Great Wall Traits: Compares two historic military walls (Grades 5-6)

Pumpkin Traits: Compares two familiar Halloween sights (Grades 5-6)

Tribe Traits: Compares two American Indian tribes (Grades 5-6)

Explorer Traits: Compares two founders of North America (Grades 5-6)

Value Traits: Compares two similar values (Grades 5-6)

Religion Traits: Compares two of the three monotheistic religions (Grades 5-6)

Government Branch Traits: Compares two branches of government vis-a-vis their lawmaking powers (Grades 5-6)

Executive Office Traits: Compares the president and vice-president (Grades 5-6)

Presidential Support Traits: Compares the president's staff and cabinet (Grades 5-6)




Make a Custom Compare and Contrast Activity Lesson Plan
             Make a Custom Compare and Contrast Activity Lesson Plan


Graphic Organizers
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Reading Comprehension Skills


Alliterations

Author's Purpose

Cause and Effect

Compare and Contrast

Context Clues

Drawing Conclusions

Facts and Opinions

Hyperbole

Idioms - Figurative Language

Inferences

Literary Elements

Main Character and Characters


Main Idea

Making Connections

Multiple Meaning Words

Onomatopoeia

Personification

Point of View

Sequencing

Setting

Similes and Metaphors

Summarizing

Supporting Facts




Figurative Language
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