Discussion in 'Fourth Grade' started by smannes, Nov 8, 2008.
Nov 8, 2008
that can be differentiated. Anyone have any good hands on lessons for compare and contrast?
what about sink and float experiments comparing different objects to see ho long it takes them to sink?
I used to do fruit. One group got apples, one got oranges. We would then fill out a venn diagram comparing/contrasting apples & oranges.
Nov 10, 2008
My college english professor made each of us bring in a dozen cookies and then we each picked a certain number of cookies and had to write an essay comparing and contrasting the cookies. Could you do something similar? The differentiation could be in the product: some students might complete a Venn diagram and write one sentence, some might complete the diagram then write 3-5 sentences, etc. Depending on ability, you might have sentence frames already made and students only have to fill in one word.
Nov 11, 2008
karebear, I LOVE this idea! Thanks so much!
Nov 12, 2008
Welcome...glad it helps!
karebear, that's a really cool idea.
Aug 27, 2009
I have the kids do a venn diagram and compare and contrast each other. Working in groups of two. Its fun and they learn new things about each other.