⭐️These 14 printable and digital Lexile® leveled close reading stories and question sets aligned to RL.4.9 are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing comparing and contrasting skills for 4th grade. Fourth-grade students learn to compare and contrast similar themes, topics, and patterns of events in stories, myths, and literature from different cultures.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching or practicing comparing and contrasting themes.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two compare and contrast skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth and fifth-grade bands and aligned to Common Core standards.
⭐️The printable PDF and digital versions are both included with this product for classroom and distance learning needs. The digital version is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides and can be downloaded from Google Slides into PowerPoint.
✏️Lexile Levels – All 12 stories include a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L-1010L).
✏️Integrated Color Coding – The color-coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.
✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard-based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.
✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard-based essay and multiple-choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.
✏️Highly Engaging – Contains adapted stories with high-quality photographs and original Illustrations. Designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
★ Noeimi R. said, “This is what I needed for my fourth graders. I’m always looking for good texts for my students and this fit the bill perfectly! Thanks!”
★ Kimberly W. said, “My students loved the stories!”
★ Brigid R. said, “I liked the variety of text found in this activity. It was great for my 4th graders who have been struggling with comparing and contrasting. I really enjoyed doing it through folktales and myths.”
1. Compare and Contrast Topics and Themes Anchor Chart & Journal Page
2. Paired Practice Passages & Question Sets
- The Blue Corn Maiden- 890L / The Myth of Persephone- 750L
- The Ungrateful Tiger- 870L / The Lion and the Mouse- 760L
- Tattercoats- 770L / Cinderella- 890L
- Tom Thumb- 840L / Issun-boshi- 870L
- Sampati Loses His Wings- 840L / Icarus and Daedalus- 980L
- Hansel and Gretel- 760L /The Baba Yaga- 920L
3. Paired Test Passages & Question Set
- Ra the Egyptian Sun God- 790L
- Snaring the Sun- 990L
⭐️See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.
This resource is available in a Skill Pack Bundle that contains six different resources focused on this specific reading skill – including lesson plans, digital mini-lessons, guided readers, task cards, and Boom Cards.
Similar resources are available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade.