Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling

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In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students and teacher together create the first half of a draft of a comparison and contrast essay. During the modeling, students observe what writers do when revising a draft as they reread and write. They begin to explore the techniques that writers use, such as rearranging or clarifying words or sentences. Students then apply the techniques by continuing the draft independently.

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    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts, Writing Strategies

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