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Hello!

I am doing a unit on comparing and contrasting. I am looking for ANY ideas!!!! I need activities, projects, etc.

I would also like to find some good poems to compare ... as well as stories. I have heard people say that they compare fairy tales.

I teach fifth graders. Thanks for your help!


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bats this time of year, cut out two black circles (or gray or brown) and cut one in half with zigzags. Glue the two halves to the main circle to make a bat. This is like a Venn diagram,
does this make sense?
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I use this lesson plan for my science class. It compares the polar bear and brown bear. As a class, you can fill out a Venn Diagram, then you use it to create a diamante poem. It lends itself to compare contrast very nicely.

http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview?LPid=2717

Make a copy of the text, BEAR COUSINS for all of the students, and copies of Venn Diagrams for each student. You might want to come up with some pictures of polar bears and black bears, a power point would work.



This site has animals paired up that students can compare and contrast if you want them to do it in pairs or small groups.

http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview?LPid=16258


Students could easily write a three to five paragraph paper contrasting their animals after they made their venn diagrams.
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I love going to readthinkwrite. Fabulous stuff. Also, literacy leader
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Our 5th grade teacher found two readers theaters- Three little pigs and the big bad wolf and Three little wolves and the big bad pig. They performed them and then compared and contrasted.


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Compare and Contrast signal words
Old 10-22-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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We share compare and contrast sentences orally. We also use lists of character trait words and contrast characters. I developed this handout to teach compare and contrast:

Contrast
When we contrast two different people or things, we focus on how they are different.

It helps to use these signal words in your contrast sentences: although, however, while, but, on the other hand, yet, nevertheless, rather, in contrast

Some contrast sentence examples:
• Although John and I grew up on the same block, we are entirely different than each other.

• I love chocolate, but my sister, on the other hand, loves jelly beans.

• The sky is cloudy, in contrast to how sunny it has been these past few weeks.

• He ran fast in the race, but I ran so slow that I came in last place!



Compare
When we compare two different people or things, we focus on how they are the same.

It helps to use these signal words in your compare sentences: both, too, and, similar, likewise, in the same way, in the same manner, at the same time, like, just as (fun, sad, etc.) as

Some compare sentence examples:
• Suzie and I both love to go to the movies and gobble up our popcorn before the film starts.

• He eats peanut butter for breakfast, and I do too.

• We both enjoy doing so many activities in the same way, like fishing and swimming in the pond.

• I am so glad that yesterday’s activities were just as fun as last week’s activities were.
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Frindle is a great book to use for 5th grade comparing and contrasting lessons including characters, events, and the like. I also use Aesop's Fables to compare different stories, authors, and style.
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