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 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?
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
What is the purpose
What are the sources?
How will I help students identify criteria?
What visual organizer will I use to help students compare?
What discussion questions will I use to develop students thinking?
Are the concepts more alike or different?
What can you generalize from the similarities?
4 Types of Strategies
Compare & Contrast
On one hand there is… and on the other hand there is…
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?