compare and contrast two stories
1st Paragraph- Introduction
Topic sentence (catch the reader’s attention)
Brief background information about the two stories.
THESIS STATEMENT (one sentence summary of what is going to be covered in your essay)
Brief overview of the three features you are comparing and contrasting within the two stories.
2nd Paragraph- Body paragraph
Transition word/phrase
Discuss the 1st feature of your essay
State the similarities between the two stories about the 1st feature
State the differences between the two stories about the 1st feature
3rd Paragraph- Body paragraph
Transition word/phrase
Discuss the 2nd feature of your essay
State the similarities between the two stories about the 2nd feature
State the differences between the two stories about the 2nd feature
4th Paragraph- Body paragraph
Transition word/phrase
Discuss the 3rd feature of your essay
State the similarities between the two stories about the 3rd feature
State the differences between the two stories about the 3rd feature
5th Paragraph- Conclusion
Transition word/phrase
Restate the thesis
Briefly summarize the three features you talked about.
Closing sentence