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How to Analyze Documentaries

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Prepare your class for creating their own documentaries. Before they get started, they'll need to know what a documentary is and what makes a documentary compelling. As a class, watch several documentaries from the point of view of the...
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Comparing Terms (Similar and Different)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Require your class to look closely at terms by analyzing similarities and differences. The template provides space and sentence frames for writing about similarities and differences.
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 14: Dedication

For Teachers 6th Standards
Connect Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream," to The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Taylor refers to the speech in his dedication, which creates a natural segue into talking about the speech and how it relates to the novel....
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Edgar Allan Poe Short Story WebQuest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to Edgar Allan Poe with a series of mostly self-guided tasks and assignments. Class members follow the list of tasks, starting by watching a video with background information and ending with a compare-and-contrast...
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Objectivity

For Teachers K - 1st
Help young readers examine historic artifacts to determine if they were designed to help people survive or to create enjoyment. They identify objects that were designed to help people to survive and to enjoy themselves. Then compare and...
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Can The Word Be a Fair and Just Place: Unit lesson 1

For Teachers 6th Standards
Lesson 1 kicks off a unit on fairness and analysis by building an understanding of what fairness is. Sixth graders view and analyze a photo, create a T-Chart, and discuss what it means to be fair and if the world is fair and just. They...
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Introduce: Comparison and Contrast

For Teachers K - 3rd
Class discussions can really make concepts come to life. The class discusses the differences between compare and contrast, read a book, then talk about ways they can compare events or characters in the story. Good leading question are...
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Word Detective

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Turn your seventh graders into a class of detectives! They determine the meaning of unknown words by using context clues in fiction, non-fiction, newspapers, poetry, and technical manuals. Working with partners, they share examples and...
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Compare and Contrast Author's Voice

For Teachers 4th Standards
Follow the procedural details here to model for your class how to identify author's voice in two poems, "Since Hannah Moved Away" by Judith Viorst and Mirriam Chaikin's "I Hate Harry." Together, determine voice and the words that reveal...
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Pastel Scratch Portrait

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
A great cross-curricular project for any art classroom, this activity encourages young artists to consider color, pattern, texture, shape and line in their depiction of a historical figure. After researching a historical figure of their...
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Tell It to the Judge - Persuasive Essay

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write a persuasive essay that compares and contrasts a classic fairy tales with a fractured one. They use the writing process to complete and publish the essay.
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Exploring Similarities and Differences

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young learners listen to or read a story about how we are all the same and yet we are all different. They share information about themselves with the class. Students graph the class according to their different attributes, likes,...
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Compare-Contrast (by Points)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Try out a graphic organizer to help your pupils prepare compare and contrast essays or paragraphs. Learners choose two points and write down information about each subject one point at a time. See the materials section for an organizer...
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Comparing-Contrasting With Cookies

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students compare and contrast cookies. In this compare and contrast lesson, students complete a graphic organizer and identify the similarities and differences in Girl Scout Cookies. Students write an analysis.
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Compare and Contrast

For Students 6th - 8th
The strength of this compare and contrast activity is found in the diagram provided. After reading a short paragraph, learners list the similarities between two magic shows on one side of the graphic and the differences on the other. An...
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Mexican Food

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify the foods associated with Mexico. They compare and contrast these foods with the foods associated with the United States. Students recognize that many of the foods used in the world today were developed in Mexico....
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The Houdini Box: Compare and Contrast

For Students 6th - 8th
How did Houdini do it? After reading a short passage about magicians and their tricks, readers are asked to compare and contrast some of the illusions these prestidigitators create. 
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Compare and Contrast Art

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Practice the skill of compare and contrast. First, show learners the different pairs of artwork in the project packet (included). Then, each learner chooses one of the pairs and finds the similarities and differences between the...
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What's In a Name?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does a film vary from its text version? After your high school class finishes The Great Gatsby, let them watch parts of the 1974 film version. First, they complete a journal entry that attempts to connect their personal life to the...
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Comparing Polygons

For Students 1st - 3rd
Compare and contrast polygons with this quick visual activity. Learners explore shapes by drawing a different polygon in each of two spaces, then completing a sentence frame which has them compare and contrast the two. For more advanced...
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Childish Pride

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create skits based upon Greek myths that depict excessive pride. During the presentation of their skits, 6th graders complete a graphic organizer to help them compare and contrast story elements from each of the myths.
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Compare and Contrast

For Students 5th - 7th
Encyclopedia Brown asks readers to compare and contrast clues to help Kara and her family solve the mystery of the dripping water. A Venn diagram could be used to make visual the similarities and differences between the two rooms.
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Teach Text Structure for Nonfiction

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners explore the patterns of text structure to anticipate the kind of information that a reading might present. The lesson examines some of the components of reading writing and using nonfiction.
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The Similarities and Differences of Setting

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders identify components of the setting in science fiction text. In this compare and contrast settings lesson, 6th graders read Only You Can Save Mankind and identify similarities and differences between science fiction text and...