Venn Diagram and Summary Paragraph
In this summarizing information learning exercise, students use the Venn diagram to compare and contrast two ideas in social studies. Students then write a summary of any social studies text.
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Comparing "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" and Chapter 3 of Eagle Song
Fourth graders gain experience comparing multiple versions of a story as they continue reading the book Eagle Song. After first revisiting the article "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" from the previous unit, the class independently...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and Contrast Two Settings in One Text
Look for the signal words! Scholars get both instruction and practice comparing and contrasting. Although it is completely scripted, it can also serve as a detailed outline. Demonstrate this as you read a passage (included) and search...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Compare and Contrast Editorials
Does your class know what an editorial is? Introduce the genre to them with this plan. First, the teacher models how to read an editorial and compare and contrast. Next, the class has a chance to analyze editorials written by their own...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sort it Out-Natural, Capital, and Human Resources
Your class can view a slide show including photographs of various human, natural, and capital resources found in the United States. They work in groups to sort pictures into 3 categories, and then complete a related Venn diagram.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Putting on the Ritz, Oreo, and Saltines
Students examine the physical properties of Ritz crackers, Oreo cookies, and Saltines using their 5 senses. For this compare and contrast lesson, students create a Venn diagram with their findings and write a power paragraph with a clear...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts