This blog post contains a FREE compare and contrast reading activity! Materials are included so you can replicate the compare and contrast anchor chart and lesson for your own upper elementary and middle school students.
Gingerbread Compare and Contrast (read different versions of the story - compare/contrast character, setting, refrain (ex. "You can't catch me. I'm the gingerbread man!"). Lots of great ideas when using this common theme in December. Read more at: http://simplysecondgrade.blogspot.com/2011/12/gingerbread-week.html
16 sets of paired passages (32 informational passages total) to help students compare texts on the same topic or event. Each card includes two passages with an overall main idea and also an individual focus to each passage.$