How do you introduce the concept of compare and contrast to your little learners? This was the question that kept creeping up as I was planning for this week’s reading instruction. I have been trying to work with my students this year on speaking and listening to each other by using partner talk much more. I wanted less pencil and paper work and more discussion. So far, my students have been doing a nice job with this switch and I’m so proud! That’s why when it came time to think about lesson planning for reading this week, I didn’t want to introduce compare and contrast without activities that would enhance my students’ discussions. Enter this new packet of activities!