What is the difference between comparing and contrasting?
Comparing means finding similarities between two different things. Contrasting means finding the differences between two different things. Learning to compare and contrast helps us understand how things are alike and different.
Comparing and Contrasting
What do you think is better: apples or oranges?
Comparing and contrasting is a common form of academic writing. The ancient Greeks used to compare and contrast literature, art, and music. The ability to compare and contrast helps us make decisions in everyday life.
Draw / write: How does comparing and contrasting help us learn?
What have you learned about comparing and contrasting?
How can you use comparing and contrasting to better understand a topic?