I have a great writing prompt I created on two different recipes. Both recipes are for chicken, but one is Gordon Ramsey's interpretation and the other is Bobby Flay's. My students enjoy looking at the two recipes because although they are both for the same dishes, the chefs have very different styles. The kids pick up on the fact that Flay is inspired by an Asian fusion whereas Ramsey sticks more to Italian ingredients. I'd be happy to send it to you if you're interested.
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Great question - what is the objective of the lesson? Is there something in particular you would like students to compare and contrast?
I have several Venns for this concept...I'd be happy to share if you could share your email. Just put the request in the subject line.
I recently asked my students to compare descriptive language about light and dark in a mentor text (a memoir). I got the idea from a lesson I saw comparing noise and quiet in a selection from Tuck Everlasting. My students needed to connect the descriptive language to the meaning of the text and the mood they thought the language conveyed.
I also use a lot of Venn Diagrams to compare/contrast. I take it a step further and have them write 5 paragraphs after they complete the Venn Diagram. They have an intro and a conclusion & the 3 sections of the Venn become the body. My students just did this with characters from Rikki Tikki Tavi and they did a great job. If you use SIOP, it also fits in nicely with that.
Could you send me a copy? I not only love this idea, I love Gordon Ramsay. We named our puppy after him, Ramsay!
I've been trying to look for recipes on my own, but am having difficulty. I'd like to see what you use, Katie, to see if I'm on the right track. I realize this post is older, so I'll keep my fingers crossed! Could you please send/post the Ramsay and Flay recipes you use for compare and contrast?
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