Compare/Contrast Product

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  1. KinderCowgirl

    KinderCowgirl Phenom

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    The downfall of looping with your class is you've already used many of the tricks you usually have up your sleeve. ;)

    I'm looking for a new way to show a comparison between 2 things-not just a Venn diagram or a triorama-but something else to use as a product. Any ideas?
     
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  3. glitterfish

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    Well, this still IS a venn diagram, but maybe you could try making it more fun by changing the type of venn.

    For example, I tape 2 hula hoops on the wall and then kids write their similarities and differences on post-its and stick them in the appropriate spot.

    You can also practice the skill by comparing real objects, such as a water bottle and coffee mug or 2 different stuffed animals. Or have 2 kids compare each other (their interests, hobbies, personalities, etc) as a back-to-school activity.

    I feel like the venn is classic and should be enforced, k-12. There's no need to use something different. JMHO.
     
  4. Mrs.DLC

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    Are you familiar with Thinking Maps? Double Bubble is for compare/contrast.( I personally like Venn better, but try to do both.)
     
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    I like to have them draw cartoons. They draw a representation of the two ideas, then add in speech bubbles where the two ideas discuss how they are similar/different.
     
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    Introduce "Dr. Different" and "Scientist Similar" to your class - if you can get lab coats donated, let students put on the lab coat (have a sticky name tag on each) and then discuss the similarities and differences.

    I have also used hula hoops - love the sticky note idea with these!
     
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