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compare and contrast


Curipod lesson about topic "compare and contrast"

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In a few words, how would you compare and contrast apples and oranges?
2. Slide
60 seconds
"RI.5.5 Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts."
Learning objective:
3. Slide
60 seconds
Comparing looks for similarities between two things. Contrasting looks for differences between two things. Both techniques help you analyze information.
Comparing and Contrasting
4. Slide
60 seconds
compare: To examine the similarities between two or more things. contrast: To examine the differences between two or more things. analyze: To study something in detail to learn about it.
5. Slide
60 seconds
The first known use of the term 'compare' was in the 14th century. The word 'contrast' comes from the Latin 'contra stare', which literally means 'to stand against'. Comparing and contrasting is used to identify cause and effect relationships.
Fun facts:
6. Open question
660 seconds
Compare and contrast: The celestial Railroad to The Pioneer Sampler . What are some differences between the two?
7. Open question
660 seconds
Work together in pairs: Name many similarities between Mrs. Guevara and Mrs. Minjarez.
8. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a picture of a llama wearing roller skates and a top hat!
9. Poll
300 seconds
What is the difference between a compare and a contrast?
  • Compare is looking for similarities while contrast is looking for differences.
  • Compare is looking for differences while contrast is looking for similarities.
  • Compare is looking for patterns while contrast is looking for exceptions.
  • Compare is looking for exceptions while contrast is looking for patterns.
10. Poll
300 seconds
When writing a compare and contrast essay, what should you focus on?
  • The similarities and differences between the two topics.
  • The similarities between the two topics.
  • The differences between the two topics.
  • The patterns and exceptions between the two topics.
11. Poll
300 seconds
Which of the following is an example of compare and contrast?
  • Comparing the costs of two different products.
  • Contrasting the colors of two different objects.
  • Comparing the sizes of two different animals.
  • Contrasting the flavors of two different foods.

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