Circulate among the groups as they work, focus discussions as needed, and make notes of groups that are able to identify compare and contrast paragraphs and groups that are having difficulty doing this. Review the similarities and differences from the texts students read during Session 3. Pair students who need extra support in reading with a student or adult or provide a recording of the text selection on tape. Take it to the next level! Dogs Point 1: Dependent Point 2: Eager to please Point 3: Easily trained Cats Point 1: Independent Point 2: Indifferent about pleasing Point 3: Not easily trained Conclusion: Restatement of thesis Subject-by-subject comparisons work best for short papers that cover simple subjects. Major points of difference are also good to note. Example Venn diagram is provided.
Stop to discuss the word or have a student use one of the words in a sentence every few words. Comparison 2: I eat ice cream slowly. Have students express all of the similarities and differences between these two shelters and write them on the chart in the appropriate column. What words make you think of contrasting? A nest is a place for the bird to lay an egg. Review the meaning of the terms compare and contrast.
It should present your thesis and the direction of your essay i. Contrast 1: I want to buy an ice cream, but my mother does not want me to buy one. Remind students to use their Compare and Contrast Tool Kit as a guide. The students will recognize and highlight words that signify, or connect, a comparison or contrast in a text. Second sentence: My mother does not want me to buy an ice cream.
The disadvantage is that you do switch back and forth between topics, so you need to make sure that you use transitions and signposts to lead your reader through your argument. The first nine slides of the Comparison and Contrast Guide — encompassing the Overview, Definition, and Example tabs — are most appropriate for this discussion. There are several ways to organize a compare-and-contrast essay. Explain that authors use connecting words to show what type of connection is being made within or between sentences. Make two columns and label the column on the left Compare same and the column on the right Contrast different. She earned her PhD in English from the University of Georgia in 2015.
Take a little time to brainstorm about how your chosen subjects are similar and different. Degree of dependence on owner Dogs Cats Eagerness to please Dogs Cats Trainability Dogs Cats Conclusion: Restatement of thesis Point-by-point comparisons are especially useful for longer, more complicated essays in which you discuss a number of different points. Jake likes strawberry ice cream but I prefer chocolate. For Example: Political will is important in fighting corruption, equally adherence to the rule of law promotes integrity. Comparison 1: I eat ice cream slowly, in the same way I eat cotton candies.
Draw two overlapping circles a Venn diagram on the board or chart paper. Many middle-school and high-school essays may only require three body paragraphs, but use as many as is necessary to fully convey your argument. Once the teacher has imported the slides, the words can be moved around the chart. On the other hand, his brother Amir loves football. Andrew is good at maths whereas Peter is better at science. Nests are simple; houses are more complex.
For example, although cats and dogs are dissimilar pets, both can learn from their owners. If your teacher recommends this form, go for it. This method of organization can be unwieldy, so if you choose it, be sure not to let your paragraphs become page-long lists of points about each subject. The students will highlight the key words that signal a comparison or contrast. The students will list commonly used words that logically signify a comparison or a contrast in a sentence or paragraph.
This will help you cite your sources later on in the writing process. Look at the lists and diagrams you generated to help you find the evidence for your comparisons and contrasts. The list provides compare and contrast articles for extra practice. Ask students to use their Compare and Contrast Tool Kit to help remember what the clue words are. Connectives are used to make links between and within sentences, and they help writing to flow. Although global warming poses an existential threat to the world and all that is in it, it is liked to be mentioned as a passing. Instruct groups to draw two columns on the paper and write the words Compare same on top of the left-hand column and Contrast different on top of the right-hand column.
Ergo, make sure you always use them. If a person is looking at the similarities between two objects or things, then he may be comparing the two. They include for example, for instance, such as, to illustrate and others. Or, if you don't want to jump back and forth between subjects, structure your essay so the first half is about one subject and the second half is about the other. If possible have pictures or the actual objects named on the index cards available for students who need extra support. On the other hand, if a person is looking at the dissimilarity between two things or objects, then he may be contrasting the two.
After small groups have had time to read and generate their list of ideas and facts, gather the class together for a whole-group discussion. Copyright © 2010 Lesson Resources Reading Passage. This feedback will take place before the students' independent practice so that they may use the feedback to improve. The point-by-point comparison format is the most common, so if you've never written a acompare and contrast essay, you might want to start there. Which one you choose depends on what works best for your ideas. What words make you think of comparing? Contrast words point to the authors change of thought.