Writing a Compare & Contrast Essay: Lesson for Kids


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When you compare two things, you tell how those two things _____.

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1. In order to contrast two things, you tell how those two things _____.

2. Which is an example of transition words?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Compare and contrast essays are a great way for you to convince people that your idea is correct or just to find the similarities and differences between things. The quiz in this lesson focuses on these essays, so you'll answer questions about how they are written. After you've mastered this lesson and quiz you'll have a concrete understanding of how to write a compare and contrast essay.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • Definitions of compare and contrast
  • Transition words
  • Parts of the essay

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you learned about comparing and contrasting in essays
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge about essays to answer questions about the essay parts
  • Defining key concepts - define key terms, like compare and contrast

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the lesson called Writing a Compare & Contrast Essay and you'll learn about:

  • The reasons for compare and contrast essays
  • How to write compare and contrast essays
  • How to use a Venn diagram to sort information