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Comparisons and Contrasts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Paying attention to details is the heart of compare and contrast activities. The resources in this collection are designed to get learners thinking about how objects, ideas, characters, and/or situations are alike and how they are...
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Compare and Contrast Essay Checklist

For Students 8th - 10th
Are you looking for a basic checklist your writers can use as they edit a peer's compare/contrast essay? Reviewers simply check yes or no for each of the criteria listed in three categories, and then use the space at the bottom of the...
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Writing a Thesis for Comparison Essays

For Teachers 7th - 10th
What is a thesis, and why is it important to a piece of writing? After defining the term thesis to your emerging writers, explain how one writes this kind of statement. Although examples are given comparing Bilbo Baggins with Odysseus,...
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Compare & Contrast Essay

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Comparing two texts can build a greater understanding of the texts and themes of the works. Take some time to follow the steps here to guide your pupils through the process of composing compare-and-contrast essays.
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Compare and Contrast Night to Life is Beautiful

For Teachers 8th - 10th
After reading Elie Wiesel's Night, watching the movie Life is Beautiful, and researching World War II, class members write a comparison essay on the book and film. This includes a prior knowledge activity, discussion in whole and small...
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Organizational Patterns for the Comparison/Contrast Essay

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Organization is key in essay writing. The two organizational charts included in this resource model the block approach and the point-by-point approach to organizing a compare and contrast style essay. After examining the charts, writers...
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Essay Exams

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
For decades, the sight of blue books has struck fear in the hearts of collegians. Those books usually signal an essay exam, the topic of one of the handouts in a larger series on specific writing assignments. Using the handout, writers...
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The Iditarod Race Compared with the Movie, Iron Will

For Teachers 7th
Feel the freezing rush of an Alaskan sled dog race in this reading lesson. Using research about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, seventh graders compare and contrast the depiction in the movie Iron Will. The lesson lasts for seven days...
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Essay Modes: Different Kinds of Essays

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Review many different types of essays with this presentation. Each slide gives a short description of an essay such as narrative or persuasive. Makes for a good overview of various formats.
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Using Verbs in Comparisons

For Students 4th - 5th
Before your young writers feel comfortable creating similes and metaphors on their own, provide them with this worksheet to give them some extra guidance. They'll complete the comparisons provided with words from the word bank, creating...
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"Size 6: The Western Women's Harem" by Fatema Mernissi

For Students 10th - 12th
Intended for a mature, advanced placement audience, this set of questions accompanies an essay by Fatema Mernissi regarding clothing size and the possible implications for not fitting in with what is considered the norm. A very...
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The Use of Language in "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Readers of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings are asked to craft an essay in which they compare how Maya Angelou uses figurative language to depict herself and Mrs. Flowers. 
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 15

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To conclude the study of the play, William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, class members craft an in-class essay comparing Doescher's adaptation to George Lucas's film, Star Wars: A New Hope.
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Julius Caesar Funeral Speech Essay Assignment

For Teachers 11th - 12th
"Romans, countrymen, and lovers! Hear me for my cause." "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!" As part of a study of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, individuals as asked to compare the funeral speeches of Brutus and Mark...
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Compare/Contrast Worksheet

For Students 4th - 10th Standards
Walk your class through the process of writing compare and contrast essays with this easy-to-use graphic organizer. After first using the included Venn diagram to record the similarities and differences between two subjects, students...
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Compare and Contrast Essays

For Teachers 7th - 10th
One of these things is not like the other. But, so what? Why is it important to examine the similarities and differences between two entities? Here's a presentation that shows viewers how to go beyond a mere listing to create and support...
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The Last Word: Using Critical Thinking and Analysis to Reach a Decision

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Want to explore the process of writing a persuasive essay and tie it in with the upcoming elections? Class members use Venn diagrams and the hamburger model of persuasive writing to write a five-paragraph essay on elections and...
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Analyzing the Use of Irony in a Short Story

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine how literature connects to real-life and see how irony aids in the development of theme. They read Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, and discuss elements of foreshadowing and situational irony. Then learners will write...
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Emerson's Essays - Essay Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this literature learning exercise, students respond to 12 short answer and essay questions about Emerson's Essays. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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Reading a Comparison-Contrast Essay

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Turn your passive readers into active readers with an engaging lesson on reading informational text. Focused on compare and contrast structured essays, the activity prompts elementary learners to jot down questions and think-aloud...
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A Comparison of Dunbar and Central High In Little Rock, Arkansas

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young sociologists analyze the needs of white and black students. They discuss how Central and Dunbar High Schools are alike and different before 1957. They write an essay comparing the two schools.
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Lesson: Modern Day "Royalty"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The life-sized statue of St. Ferdinand, King of Spain represents royalty as it was seen in the past. Learners explore who is considered royalty in modern times and compare them to royalty of the past. They make a collage representing...
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Comparing Themes and Plots

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Learners compare theme and plot in two short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In this theme and plot analysis lesson, students read Young Goodman Brown and The Minister's Black Veil  as well as take notes about the theme and plot for each...
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Essay on People and Their Experiences

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin, "The Magic Barrel" by Bernard Malamud, and "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver. In this shorty story analysis lesson, students write down facts about each of the main characters from the...

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