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Do you have a lesson on comparing and contrasting.

Feb 26, 2013 12:02pm

  • English Language Arts
  • 6-8
  • Differentiation


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    • Feb 26, 2013 8:44pm

      Hi GaQuilla,
      Great question - what is the objective of the lesson? Is there something in particular you would like students to compare and contrast?

      • Mar 5, 2013 4:05pm

        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.

        • Apr 7, 2013 4:41pm

          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.

          • May 8, 2013 11:16am

            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.

            • Oct 18, 2016 8:01am

              Could you send me a copy? I not only love this idea, I love Gordon Ramsay. We named our puppy after him, Ramsay!

              • Apr 16, 2017 12:01pm

                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?