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Compare & Contrast

Welcome Compare & Contrast

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The Goal: 

 

We are going to turn our attention to a new paragraph format.  Compare & Contrast writing allows you to see a relationship between two or more things.  There are two ways to write a compare & contrast paragraph, and in this lesson, we will learn the easiest of the two.  It's called the "All-at-Once" method.  Once you have learned about this method, you will be using it to construct a new writing piece.

Introduction

When we read, we compare & contrast without even knowing it.  When we write, we have to think a bit harder, as we must "show" our audience the relationship.

 

Watch the video below as an introduction to compare & contrast.  Then, when you understand the basic idea, continue on.

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Directions:

  1. Make a copy of the printables.  It is used in the video below.

  2. As you learn more about comparing & contrasting, ask yourself "What are the characteristics of the 'All-at-Once' method?"   

  3. When you think you understand how to construct an "All-at-Once" comparison & contrast, go on to the next video to learn more about our new graphic organizer:  the Venn Diagram.