Notes on this prompt's comparison and contrast features: Once your students have learned the basics of the acrostic poem format, require them to write dueling acrostics--two acrostic poems on topics that can be compared or contrasted.
Notes on this prompt's comparison and contrast features: Once your students have learned the basics of the haiku format, require them to write dueling haikus--two haikus on topics that can be compared or contrasted.
1. Compare and contrast calling on a cell phone and a regular phone.
2. Compare and contrast the requirements for two jobs or careers.
3. Compare and contrast your life now with your life five years ago.
4. Compare and contrast two films on similar subjects.
5. Compare and contrast learning something from experience and learning
something from books.
6. Compare and contrast two singers or musicians.
7. Compare and contrast parties, weddings, or funerals in two different cultures.
8. Compare and contrast two popular television programs of the same type
(newscasts, situation comedies, talk shows, and so on).
9. Compare and contrast two attitudes toward one subject (firearms, education,
immigration, and so forth).
Long before we published our Going Deep with Compare & Contrast Thinking Guide, Nevada teachers were already creating lessons for WritingFix that were inspired by having students compare and contrast. Below, we offer you our collection of lessons that require comparative thinking that have had a long history here at WritingFix.
Notes on this lesson's comparison and contrast features: Students explore similarities between abstract ideas and concrete nouns, ultimately creating a four-part poem that builds a metaphor.
Below, you will find six compare and contrast lessons that were proposed by teachers. The teachers used this when writing up a lesson. We invite teachers from all over to not only use the lessons below, but also to consider proposing their own lesson that we might feature here. Teachers whose lessons are accepted and posted will receive a complimentary copy of the Going Deep with Compare and Contrast Thinking Guide.
In 2008, we began offering a new lesson-building workshop and in-service class in Northern Nevada. As part of this class, where participants receive a complimentary copy of our Going Deep with Compare and Contrast Thinking Guide, each teacher propose a new lesson, and the best of those lessons are posted here at WritingFix.
Objective: After comparing and contrasting poems and lyrics, s tudents will then compose an original poem and original lyric, inspired by already-published examples of each.
Notes on this lesson's comparison and contrast features: Students brainstorm the pros and cons of different topics (modern day or historical), then plan a short comparative essay that explores these two opposites in an organized and well-paced draft.
Conclusion - giving insight how these hero's have had an impact on society.
Where do I begin?
Compare and Contrast Essay - Heroes
You all have great ideas about heroes!
You need to back up your points with research.
Both are in complete contrast when it comes to each diet’s food choices, the low carbohydrate diet which completely breaks the food pyramid limits a person to eating foods that are high in carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta and rice, while on the other hand, the low fat diet which follow the food pyramid limits a person to eat foods that are high in fat like meat, milk, and bean groups....
*This will be a 2-3 page paper
Do our thesis match?
The valiant Captain America and soldiers of the US Army share many similarities concerning the justice of the American people; however American soldiers have truly made an impact on many lives today.
Structure of Compare/Contrast Essay
There are many different ways to organize a compare/contrast essay, but the subject-by-subject structure is straight-forward and will help you make your points concisely.
Notes on this lesson's comparison and contrast features: Two uses of comparison and contrast here: 1) students compose two paragraphs about a setting description, each paragraph exploring a different aspect of the place; 2) students compare and contrast the voice used in the student samples that are provided.
For instance, comparing the achievements of Nikola Tesla and Gabriel Batistuta in any way will be an effort in vain as only then will you be able to do optimal justice to your essay.