Compare and Contrast Print & Digital for 3rd – 5th Grades

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This Compare and Contrast print and digital unit has short paired passages with folktales, fables, and myths your students will enjoy!


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Your students will enjoy the short paired text passages featuring traditional literature (Aesop’s Fables, folktales from around the world, and myths) in this Compare and Contrast Unit! This print-and-go and no-prep digital Compare and Contrast Unit is a time-saving and effective way to teach students to compare and contrast using traditional literature like multiple fables, folktales, and myths.


You’ll be able to use the resources for whole-class lessons, small strategy groups, reading centers, partner work, spiral review, and test prep.


It includes: (Print and Digital)

20 Passages with two stories each per page (10 paired passages) and comprehension questions

32 Task Cards

5 Anchor Charts

12 Graphic Organizers

2 Theme Handouts

Answer Keys

Teacher Notes PDF with LINKS

SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!!! (Click Here) It has 10 key reading units that cover many 4th and 5th reading standards!


Here are the units included in the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!
Main Idea
Characters, Settings, and Events: Story Elements
Compare and Contrast
Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose
Text Evidence
Inferences Using Informational Text
Inferences Using Literature
Cause and Effect
Informational Text Structures


Why you’ll love this resource:

  • It includes traditional literature passages, including Aesop’s fables, myths, and folktales from around the world.
  • It has a digital version that works well in the classroom and for homeschool.
  • The passages are paired texts with two to three short stories on a single page.
  • The stories are high-interest ones your students will enjoy, like The Monkey and the Pea or The Golden Touch!
  • The printables are low prep for busy teachers, and the paperless version is NO prep!
  • It may be used in a number of ways, from whole-class reading lessons to small groups, independent work, reading centers, homework, test prep, and more!!!


If you need more paired text resources, here are a few you might like:
Paired Texts: Fiction to Fiction for 3rd – 5th Grades
Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th – 6th Grades


Looking for some paired texts to take you through the seasons?
Fall Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th – 6th Grades
Winter Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th – 6th Grades
Spring Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th – 6th Grades
Paired Texts by the Season Bundle: 4th – 6th Grades




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