Compare and Contrast Same and Different
Compare • tell 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 • tell 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 • It is 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.
Organizing your Venn Diagram • fruit • can eat it • have to peel it • yellow • long • doesn’t have seeds • have seeds • orange • round differences differences similarities
What can we compare and contrast? • Books • People • Objects • Animals • Places • Music • Events
Review • Compare = same • Contrast = different • Organize ideas using a Venn Diagram
Now it’s your turn!!! Choose one of the pairs below to compare and contrast on your own. • lacrosse and hockey (two sports) • summer and winter (two seasons) • teacher and student (two people) • fork and spoon (two objects)