Compare and Contrast Essay


For the next several weeks we will be working up to the unit writing prompt, which is a compare and contrast essay.

We will focus our writing lessons and practice on skills that the students will need to be successful in this genre of writing.

We will also continue working with the 6 Traits to strengthen our writing.


Writing Prompt: Inventors and Artists

Write an essay comparing and contrasting and invention of long ago with a modern invention. Explain how they are alike and different in the way they affected people. Use clue words such as like, also, but, and unlike to signal similarities and differences.

Purpose: Compare and contrast two inventions.

Audience: Your teacher or another adult


Traits of a Good Compare and Contrast Essay