• The Guide to Writing a Compare and Contrast Essay Online with image of computer, paper and pen and books.

  • content areas
    Language Arts

    grade level 
    Middle / High School

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    This lesson was developed for teachers to be able to use this resource in their classrooms with students who are deaf and hard of hearing. The lesson was designed with videos created in American Sign Language as well as worksheets and activities for teachers, students and parents to access and support the text from the book. This lesson also provides activities for a range of grades 6th-12th. Teachers have the ability to mix and match according to their classroom. For struggling readers, these activities can be guided by the teacher. Students can create video responses vs written ones if needed.


    • Students will complete a text structure graphic organizer to structure and plan their compare and contrast writing.

    • Students will select and use a writing pattern organization to follow for their compare and contrast essay outline.

    • Students will develop their ideas(using their completed graphic organizers) into a compare and contrast essay outline.


    • 6.10Bii, 7.10Bii, 8.10Bii, E1.9A, E2.9A, E3.9A, E4.9A, 

    • 6.10C, 7.10C, 8.10C, E1.9C, E2.9C, E4.9C, E4.9C

    • 6.10B, 7.10B, 8.10B, E1.9B, E2.9B, E3.9Bii, E4.9Bii

    *For the full version, please download the lesson plan.