and contrasting activities practice analyzing how objects, ideas, or texts are
alike and/or different. For example, comparing and contrasting an event in a
biography of a person versus those in the person's autobiography helps to
understand how a person personally views the event as opposed to how that
person is viewed by the outside world as an actor in the event.
For centuries, humans have
attempted to codify the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and freedoms each
person has in a society. This Reading Set is a collection of some of the most
important documents in this ongoing quest to form “a more perfect union.”
Reading Set: 5 Passages
The French Revolution
began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United
States to Europe. A period of social, political, and economic upheaval, it has
been the setting for many seminal works by major authors, including Charles Dickens
and Victor Hugo. This Reading Set includes both fiction and nonfiction
passages along with related reading comprehension questions.
Reading Set: 4 Passages
Many have seen the movie, "The Wizard of Oz," based on L. Frank Baum's novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." While it is a great family movie, like most movies based on a book, the book is better! This reading set introduces the reader to the real Wizard of Oz story, including the backstory on some of the characters and some riveting scenes.
Reading Set: 6 Passages
Lewis Carroll's iconic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a journey with little Alice through a fantastical world full of vanishing cats and mad tea parties. This learning set of passages is from each chapter in the book, beginning with Alice following the white rabbit down the hole into Wonderland to the final chapter with Alice on the witness stand.
Reading Set: 12 Passages
by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol
Stave 2 passage: Charles Dickens’ classic story “A C...
781 Words, 8th-11th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, and Summary
Alexander knew there was treasure in the cave. Although it didn’t belong to him, he wanted it. With the help of his unwitting f...
576 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, and Summary
Jason was kind. He thought of others and always wanted to help. This, however, got him in trouble with the King. Students will ...
603 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, and Summary
by RV staff writer J.C.
When a scaredy cat named Spooky goes walking on Hall...
576 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, and Summary
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, written in 1789, is the core document of the French Revolution, establishing ...
943 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 1200L +, Compare and Contrast
by Benjamin Franklin from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the most co...
383 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1000L - 1190L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, and Summary