Compare and Contrast Worksheets

Compare and contrast in texts involves taking two or more subjects and analyzing the differences and similarities between them. Students start to learn about compare and contrast in grade 1 and then revisit the topic in more complex ways in most elementary grades.

By learning to compare and contrast, students:

  • improve their reading comprehension in highlighting important details,
  • make abstract ideas more concrete,
  • reduce the confusion between related concepts.

To support student’s learning of compare and contrast we’ve created worksheets for grade 1, 3, 4, and 5 students in our reading worksheets section.

Compare and contrast for grade 1 students

Grade 1 students are presented with a text and are asked to decide if statements are alike or different in these worksheets.

Grade 1 compare and contrast worksheets

Grade 3 student worksheets on compare and contrast

In these worksheets, students read a short text followed by questions asking them to identify what characters have in common and ways in which they are different.

Grade 3 compare and contrast worksheets

Compare and contrast practice in grade 4

Students are given two short stories and asked how the texts are alike and how they differ.

Grade 4 compare and contrast worksheets

Grade 5 students work on compare and contrast questions

Students in grade 5 read two texts and answer questions about how details from the texts are similar or different.

Grade 5 compare and contrast worksheets