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Compare & Contrast
Welcome Compare & Contrast
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.
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.
Make a copy of the printables. It is used in the video below.
As you learn more about comparing & contrasting, ask yourself "What are the characteristics of the 'All-at-Once' method?"
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.