As a prewriting activity for a compare and contrast essay, writers use a graphic organizer that asks them to identify three SPRITE areas and note how they compare and contrast, to develop a thesis statement, and list the historical evidence they will use in each body paragraph of their essay.
- Although designed for a social studies class, the template could be used in any subject area
- Although the template has a specific question entered in the Question box, the prompt could easily be eliminated to permit use of the graphic with other questions
- The graphic asks users to include historial evidence they will use in their essay
- The template assumes that learners are familiar with the SPRITE term
- A Venn diagram might better permit users to see the similarities and differences inherent in a compare-and-contrast essay