Compare and Contrast Showing Similarities and Differences in your writing Compare



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Compare and Contrast

  • Showing Similarities and Differences in your writing

Compare

  • SHOWS what is the same about two or more things.

Oranges and Bananas

  • You eat both of them.
  • They are both fruits.
  • You have to peel both of them.

Contrast

  • SHOWS what is different about two or more things.

Oranges and Bananas

  • Oranges are orange.  Bananas are yellow.
  • Oranges are round.  Bananas are long.
  • Oranges have seeds.  Bananas don’t have seeds.

Venn Diagrams

  • You KNOW and LOVE them;
  • A great way to organize your thoughts when you are comparing and contrasting two things.
  • In the middle you put how the two objects are alike.
  • On the sides you put how the objects are different.

Example Venn Diagram

  • have seeds
  • orange
  • round
  • yellow
  • long
  • doesn’t have seeds

What are we asked to do when we compare and contrast?

  • You may be asked to compare/contrast:
    • ARTICLES/STORIES/POEMS;
    • AUTHORS’ POINTS OF VIEW;
    • OBJECTS;
    • OPINIONS;
    • PLACES;
    • EVENTS (historical to present and vice versa);
    • IDEAS;

What do compare/contrast questions look like? How do I know if I am being asked to compare/contrast something?

  • COMPARE WORDS
  • CONTRAST WORDS
  • -LIKE -HAVE IN COMMON
  • -SAME -AS WELL AS
  • -BOTH THE SAME AS
  • -SIMILAR
  • -IN THE SAME WAY
  • -MOST IMPORTANT
  • -SIMILARILY
  • -AS
  • -TOO
  • -ALTHOUGH -WHEREAS
  • -HOWEVER -WHILE
  • -DIFFER -UNLESS
  • -UNLIKE -CONTRARY TO
  • -EVEN THOUGH
  • -YET -ON THE OTHER -HAND
  • -BUT -THE REVERSE
  • -INSTEAD
  • -ON THE CONTRARY

Review

  • COMPARE = SIMILARITIES
  • CONTAST = DIFFERENCES
  • Organize ideas using a VENN DIAGRAM
  • Use ONLY TEXT BASED DETAILS!!!

Now it’s your turn!!!

  • Choose ONE of the pairs below to compare and contrast on your own using the Venn Diagram provided.
    • TWO SPORTS (i.e. baseball/track)
    • TWO SEASONS (i.e. spring/winter)
    • TWO PEOPLE (i.e. adults/children)
    • TWO OBJECTS (i.e. book/iPad)


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