Comparison Relationships

Identify major and subtle comparison relationships between people and ideas.
       

Graphic Organizers

Venn Digram Venn Diagram
compare contrast matrix Comparison/Contrast Matrix
Comparing Diamonds Comparing Diamonds

 

Summary and Constructed-Response Templates

Comparison/Contrast Summary Two-Sentence Summary
MEL-con    

 

Questions/ Prompts

  1. List similarities and differences.
  2. Compare and contrast the following:
  3. What are the significant similarities or differences
  4. between _____ and ________?
  5. Which two are most similar or most different?
  6. How are the two characters similar and/or different?
  7. How are (two or more characters/entities) alike?
  8. Details in the passages suggest that _____ and blank are alike or different.
  9. _______ is better than ______ because . . .
  10. How are _____ and _____ connected?
  11. Unlike _______, __________ is . . .
  12. Compared to ______, _______ is . . .
  13. The passage compares ____ to ___  because . . .

 

Hand Signals for Focusing on the Skills & Strategies

Hold two hands up and facing forward—The hands are facing opposite way with one forward and the other towards you.