Wondering how I work on compare/contrast? How do I teach it when my students cannot see the connection on their own? How do I take this skill to the next level once they master? Keep reading!
How to introduce?
-Use the EET or just have them look for comparing type (function, looks, location, & category)
Here I am using the EET to compare/contrast using my Compare and Contrast Pictures activity.
Image from my Comparing and Contrasting SpeechPad activity to work on comparing types and using sentence strips to express.
May want to also look at my Semantic Features Worksheets.
-Make sure they can do each one separately then have them identify all together
-Start with tier 1 (common/basic vocab) then move towards tier 3/curriculum vocabulary
-Use sentence strips to make them express in complete sentences
Click HERE or the image below to see how I use my therapy table and a dry erase marker to get students to use a Venn Diagram!
Check out this previous post I wrote on this topic:
-Start at paragraph level, you may have to start out by telling them what they need to compare/contrast once they master that, then see if they can identify what is being compared/contrasted.
Here is my newest product in my TpT store! This can be used to work on identifying what is being compared/contrasted in a fun card game activity. Click HERE to learn more about it!
-Stories: Can they compare/contrast characters, setting, or events within one story?
Picture of my Compare and Contrast Stories for the Year activity.
You may also want to look into my Compare and Contrast for Older Students.
Watch my video on how I use my compare and contrast stories activity:
-Then can they compare two stories?! The two products below each has 3 stories to compare/contrast.
-Venn diagrams: can have statements and have them sort into the graphic organizer, then have them complete on own
Check out the video below of my quick tips and tricks Periscope on the topic!
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