This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline for one of three types of comparison essays: whole-to-whole, similarities-to-differences, or point-to-point. A link in the introduction to the Comparison and Contrast Guide give students the chance to get definitions and look at examples before they begin working. Grades 3 6, lesson Plan Standard Lesson, american Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study, groups of students read and discuss American folklore stories, each group reading a different story. Using a jigsaw strategy, the groups compare character traits and main plot points of the stories. Grades K 12 Mobile App Organizing Summarizing Venn Diagram The Venn Diagram app allows users to compare and contrast information in a visually appealing way. Grades 3 12 Student Interactive Organizing Summarizing Essay Map The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay. Using the book, the Tale of Despereaux, students look a closer look at medieval times to see if the novel accurately portrays this time in history. Looking at key sections of the book, students will use the Compare and Contrast Guide and Map to help them decipher between fact and fiction. Then students pair up to compare and contrast their disasters using the Venn Diagram Student Interactive or the Venn diagram Mobile App. Grades 3 12 Student Interactive Organizing Summarizing Persuasion Map The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate. Grades 4 7, lesson Plan Standard Lesson, boars and Baseball: Making Connections. In this lesson, students will make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections after reading. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson.