In the story "Off and Running," Miata and Rudy are realistic characters who approach the same goal in different ways. Their personalities are shown through what they say and do. When you COMPARE and CONTRAST, you look for details that show how characters or ideas in a text are the same and different. To compare characters, think about what the characters say, what they do, and how they feel. Comparing and contrasting characters help you understand their unique traits and motivations. Look back through the story to find text evidence about Miata and Rudy. What similarities and differences between the two characters do you discover? 1. Click on . 2. Use the or the to write the similarities and differences in the Venn Diagram. 3. Click on the to share who you would vote for and why. 4. Click the green two times to post your work.