Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Compare and Contrast Two Texts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.9

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Example Question #1 : Compare And Contrast Two Texts: Ccss.Ela Literacy.Ri.1.9

Passage 1: Wolves

A wolf is a wild dog. They do not live in houses like a dog does, but they look alike. 

Body

Like a dog, a wolf walks on four legs and has a lot of fur. The fur keeps the wolves warm. Some wolves live in cold weather and need a lot of fur. The Arctic is a very cold place and many wolves live there.

Food

A wolf does not eat the same food as a dog. A wolf eats other animals. One animal that a wolf eats is called a deer. A wolf can run very fast, so it is able to catch a deer.

Family

A wolf does not live alone. Wolves live in groups called packs. A pack is like a family.  There can be as many as 20 wolves in a pack. 

Passage 2: Gray Wolves

Gray Wolves used to live all over America. Now, they only live in some parts of America. They form groups, or packs, of 7 to 8 wolves. They live and look for food together.  

There are two leaders in every pack. One leader is a girl wolf and one leader is a boy wolf. The leaders pick where the pack lives and what they eat.

Do not let the name trick you. Gray Wolves are not just gray. Their fur can be black, white, or gray.

What is the main difference between the two passages? 

Possible Answers:

Passage 1 is about all wolves and Passage 2 is about Gray Wolves

Passage 1 is about Gray Wolves and Passage21 is about dogs

Passage 2 is about Gray Wolves and Passage 1 is about deer

Passage 2 is about all wolves and Passage 1 is about Gray Wolves

Correct answer:

Passage 1 is about all wolves and Passage 2 is about Gray Wolves

Explanation:

Both of the texts are about wolves. However, we can see from the title that the first text is about all wolves and the second text is about one type of wolf, the Gray Wolf. The correct answer is "Passage 1 is about all wolves and Passage 2 is about Gray Wolves". 

Example Question #2 : Compare And Contrast Two Texts: Ccss.Ela Literacy.Ri.1.9

Passage 1: Wolves

A wolf is a wild dog. They do not live in houses like a dog does, but they look alike. 

Body

Like a dog, a wolf walks on four legs and has a lot of fur. The fur keeps the wolves warm. Some wolves live in cold weather and need a lot of fur. The Arctic is a very cold place and many wolves live there.

Food

A wolf does not eat the same food as a dog. A wolf eats other animals. One animal that a wolf eats is called a deer. A wolf can run very fast, so it is able to catch a deer.

Family

A wolf does not live alone. Wolves live in groups called packs. A pack is like a family.  There can be as many as 20 wolves in a pack. 

Passage 2: Gray Wolves

Gray Wolves used to live all over America. Now, they only live in some parts of America. They form groups, or packs, of 7 to 8 wolves. They live and look for food together.  

There are two leaders in every pack. One leader is a girl wolf and one leader is a boy wolf. The leaders pick where the pack lives and what they eat.

Do not let the name trick you. Gray Wolves are not just gray. Their fur can be black, white, or gray.

What do we learn about wolves in both passages? 

Possible Answers:

The eat deer

They can live in the Arctic 

Their fur can be gray, black, and white

They live in packs 

Correct answer:

They live in packs 

Explanation:

Of our answer choices, the only fact that was in both passages was that wolves live in packs. 

Passage 1: "A wolf does not live alone. Wolves live in groups called packs."

Passage 2: "Gray Wolves used to live all over America. Now, they only live in some parts of America. They form groups, or packs, of 7 to 8 wolves. They live and look for food together. "

We learn that wolves eat deer in Passage 1. 

We learn that wolves can be gray, white, or black in Passage 2. 

We learn that wolves can live in the Arctic in Passage 1. 

 

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