Compare And Contrast Map Essay

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling

The compare and contrast essay is taught through modeling from the brainstorming phase through the first draft.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Examining Plot Conflict through a Comparison/Contrast Essay

Students explore picture books to identify the characteristics of four types of conflict. They then write about a conflict they have experienced and compare it to a conflict from literature.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Descriptive Video: Using Media Technology to Enhance Writing

Students will have a roaring good time when they watch a scene from The Lion King as a way to compare standard and described programming media.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

American Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study

Groups of students read and discuss American folklore stories, each group reading a different story. Using a jigsaw strategy, the groups compare character traits and main plot points of the stories. A diverse selection of American folk tales is used for this lesson, which is adaptable to any text set.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Tale of Despereaux: Fact or Fiction?

Using the book The Tale of Despereaux, students look a closer look at medieval times to see if the novel accurately portrays this time in history. Looking at key sections of the book, students will use the Compare and Contrast Guide and Map to help them decipher between fact and fiction.

 

Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Boars and Baseball: Making Connections

In this lesson, students will make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections after reading In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. After sharing and discussing connections, students choose and plan a project that makes a personal connection to the text.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Huge Mistakes that Led to Catastrophe: Learning about Human-made Disasters throughout History

After researching various human-made disasters such as the BP oil spill, the sinking of the Titanic, and the Great Chicago Fire, students share their research in oral presentations. Then students pair up to compare and contrast their disasters using the Venn Diagram Student Interactive or the Venn diagram Mobile App.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Essay Map

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Comparison and Contrast Guide

The Comparison and Contrast Guide outlines the characteristics of the genre and provides direct instruction on the methods of organizing, gathering ideas, and writing comparison and contrast essays.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

The Venn Diagram app allows users to compare and contrast information in a visually appealing way.

 

Suggested For Grades 3-8

Using Britannica School Elementary or Britannica School Middle, try making a Compare & Contrast Map for Japan and Thailand.  

When completed, try making a Compare & Contrast Map on a topic of your own choosing.

Remember: If you are unable to finish your work and need to come back to it later.  Save your work! This video will show you how to save what you have accomplished.

1.Open one web browser window and go to the ELM Portal's Elementary School Grade Level page or theELM Portal’s Middle School Grade Level page.

2.Click on the database Britannica School Elementary or Britannica School Middle.

3.Then, click on the link called Compare Countries.

4.    Click on the first Choose a Country pop-down menu and select Japan.

5.    Click on the second Choose a Country pop-down menu and select Thailand.

6.You should now see statistics for each country side-by-side.  To see the articles and media available in Britannica for each country click on the tab, Articles & Media, located to the top and left side of the screen.

7.Open a separate web browser window and go to the Student Interactive, Compare & Contrast Map, on the ReadWriteThink website.

8. Click the Get Started button and type in your name.

9.    In Item 1 box type in Japan.  And in Item 2 box type in Thailand.

10.    Now, you'll have to decide what kind of compare and contrast essay you want to write.

Whole-to-Whole:Describe one and then describe the other.

Similarities-to-Differences: Write about how they are similar and then about how they are different.

Point-to-Point:Write about one point for both subjects before moving on to another point.

11.    After you make your choice for what kind of compare and contrast essay you want to write, read the statistics and articles in Britannica for both Japan and Thailand.  Follow the directions and answer as many questions as you can on the Compare & Contrast Map.
12.As you respond to the directions and answer the question for each step, click on the Next button to move onto the following step.  Keep going until you've completed all  four sections.

13.    When you are done with all sections, click on the Finish button in the lower right hand corner.  If you are unable to finish your work now and need to come back to it later, save your work! This video will show you how to save what you have accomplished so far.


14.Once you have finished your Compare & Contrast Map of Japan and Thailand you can print, save, and/or email it!

15.    Try making a new Compare & Contrast Map on a topic of your own choosing.  Click on the New Map button.  Then, go to Britannica School Elementary or Britannica School Middle databases to search for information on your new topic.

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