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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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Think about sometimes you have used comparison in your classroom
Think about sometimes you have learning?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?

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 learning?

  • 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 learning?each of these on student learning:

Category: Percentile Gain:

Identifying Similarities & Differences 45

Summarizing & Notetaking 34

Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition 29

Homework & Practice 28

Non-Linguistic Representation 27

Cooperative Learning 27

Setting Objectives & Providing Feedback 23

Generating & Testing Hypotheses 23

Questions, Cues, and Advance Organizers22


The four phases of a thoughtful compare contrast lesson
The Four Phases of a Thoughtful Compare & Contrast Lesson learning?

  • Describe

  • Compare

  • Conclude

  • Apply


Description
Description learning?

What is the purpose

What are the sources?

How will I help students identify criteria?


Comparison
Comparison learning?

What visual organizer will I use to help students compare?


Conclusion
Conclusion learning?

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) learning?

  • Identify other examples of each item.

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


Similarities and differences
Similarities and Differences learning?

4 Types of Strategies

Compare & Contrast

Decision Making

Classification

Metaphor


Phase i description
Phase I: Description learning?

  • 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 learning?

  • Select a graphic organizer.

  • Identify similarities and differences.

Y


Phase iii conclusion
Phase III: Conclusion learning?

  • 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 learning?of Comparison

  • Know the content

  • Give thoughts a shape

  • One, two, three stretch

  • Make it real


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