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What kind of task will help students synthesize their learning?. Think about sometimes you have used comparison in your classroom. What are some lessons or situation where you asked your students to compare? Why did you use comparison in these situations?

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What kind of task will help students synthesize their learning

What kind of task will help students synthesize their learning?


Think about sometimes you have used comparison in your classroom

Think about sometimes you haveused comparison in your classroom

What are some lessons or situation where you asked your students to compare?

Why did you use comparison in these situations?

What are some of the strengths or some weaknesses when you used comparison as a strategy?


4 goals of compare contrast

4 Goals of Compare & Contrast

  • Memory

  • Higher Order Thinking

  • Comprehension

  • Writing in the Content Areas


Research clearly indicates the impact of each of these on student learning

Research clearly indicates the impact of each of these on student learning:

Category: Percentile Gain:

Identifying Similarities & Differences 45

Summarizing & Notetaking 34

Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition29

Homework & Practice28

Non-Linguistic Representation27

Cooperative Learning27

Setting Objectives & Providing Feedback23

Generating & Testing Hypotheses23

Questions, Cues, and Advance Organizers22


The four phases of a thoughtful compare contrast lesson

The Four Phases of a Thoughtful Compare & Contrast Lesson

  • Describe

  • Compare

  • Conclude

  • Apply


Description

Description

What is the purpose

What are the sources?

How will I help students identify criteria?


Comparison

Comparison

What visual organizer will I use to help students compare?


Conclusion

Conclusion

What discussion questions will I use to develop students thinking?

Are the concepts more alike or different?

  • What causes the differences and what are these effects?

What can you generalize from the similarities?


Phase iv application synthesis

Phase IV: Application (Synthesis)

  • Identify other examples of each item.

  • Create a product or complete a task that applies new learning.


Similarities and differences

Similarities and Differences

4 Types of Strategies

Compare & Contrast

Decision Making

Classification

Metaphor


Phase i description

Phase I: Description

  • Select the items to compare.

  • Identify the criteria or characteristics that would focus examination of the items.

  • Describe each item separately.

On one hand there is… and on the other hand there is…

criteria


Phase ii comparison

Phase II: Comparison

  • Select a graphic organizer.

  • Identify similarities and differences.

Y


Phase iii conclusion

Phase III: Conclusion

  • Ask questions such as:

    Are the items more similar or more different?

    What might account for the differences? What might account for the simililarities?

    What new ideas, conclusions or generalizations can you now make?


Principles of comparison

Principles of Comparison

  • Know the content

  • Give thoughts a shape

  • One, two, three stretch

  • Make it real


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