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8th Grade Interactive Language Arts Skill Builders


Compare and Contrast - CCSS RL.8.5

Links verified on 12/24/2015

  1. Aesop's Fables - Two versions of each story to compare and contrast.
  2. Compare and Contrast - Select two works of art from a list of 26. Then click the "Begin Essay" button in the selection box that displays your selections to write your own short essay comparing the works of art. This is a display from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
  3. Compare or Contrast? - Which is it? Read the sentence and decide whether you are comparing or contrasting.
  4. Comparing and Contrasting - Modifying comparatives. Use the information provided and drag the words to make a comparative sentence.
  5. A Fishy Story - [Not Interactive] Read the story online, then answer questions in Word or Works or on paper.
  6. Practice with Comparison and Contrast - Lab activity to find and organize similarities and differences.
  7. Same or Different: Comparison and Contrast - Read the passage and answer the question. Be sure to pay attention to the key word in the question to determine if you are comparing or contrasting.

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