Comparison/contrast writing can be really enjoyable to teach if you have a variety of activities to slowly develop students’ writing skills. These can include: brainstorming, organizing, outlining, sorting and sentence writing exercises.
This is a worksheet that introduces students to one method of preparing a topic for a comparison/contrast essay.
Comparison/contrast organizer template and example (PDF)
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This is a comparison/contrast outline worksheet to help students organize their ideas and plan their essay. The model compares movies and concerts.
Comparison/contrast outline worksheet with example (PDF)
This is a comparison/contrast brainstorming worksheet to help students become familiar with the language of comparison/contrast essays. It also helps them organize their ideas.
Brainstorming comparison/contrast topics and ideas (PDF)
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This is an elementary comparison paragraph brainstorming, outlining and writing lesson for lower level ( or English as a Second Language) students.
Elementary comparison/contrast lesson (PDF)
This is a worksheet to help students practice writing comparison sentences and increase their writing flexibility and fluency.
Writing comparison/contrast sentences exercise (PDF)
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This is an elementary exercise to help English language students understand and remember the different forms of comparative adjectives. Students sort the adjectives into the appropriate columns and then write sentences.
Comparative adjective sorting and sentence writing exercise (PDF)
This is a comparison/contrast essay worksheet. Students have to complete the essay with appropriate ideas.
Comparison/contrast essay ( high school vs university students) exercise (PDF)
This is a worksheet to help students practice writing sentences comparing similarities and differences.
Similarities and differences exercise (PDF)
This is a comparison/contrast essay worksheet. Students have to complete the essay with their own ideas.
City vs countryside exercise (PDF)
This is a worksheet to help students practice writing comparison/contrast sentences.
Comparison/contrast sentences (PDF)