I am always looking to find new ways to work on tricky concepts. When it comes to comparing and contrasting, I find my students can identify which items go together and those that do not. However, they struggle with expressing HOW and WHY! I’ve used EET, visuals, models, and more…I still have several students that struggle to see the connections on their own. How many prompts can you give before you say FORGET IT! I created a new activity using a new method of teaching this concept!!
What is this new method I speak about?! Well….I took the most common 4 ways items can be the same (or different for that matter) and broke them up. I made visuals for each of them and 24 practice drill cards. I teach each one separately to ensure that students completely recognize and understand the connection and how items can go together in that way. Once each of the four are mastered, it is not time to mix them together and see if students can identify which one is being compared with each pair of objects presented. The same visuals used in the individual visual is used in the combined visual. Keep reading to see what I mean!!
In this activity pack:
-Four common ways to compare are introduced. Students will be provided with a visual on how to express each comparing type (function, looks, location, & category). 24 stimulus cards are provided to practice. Each comparing type uses a different “iPad” color to help with storage and make it easy to sort and use.
-Compare/Contrast visual is provided and an opportunity to use all 4 ways to compare and contrast are provided. Can your students identify which way makes them the same? Which way makes them different? Use the sentence strip on the visual to encourage complete sentences!!
-Review worksheets are provided!
I am so excited about this new activity!! You can access this activity in my TpT store by clicking HERE!!
Now do you love it???…How about a giveaway?!?!?!