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How to Compare and Contrast

In this lesson, students learn tips for comparing and contrasting in written English. Students view a model text and practice writing their own comparison paragraphs.

Vocabulary
  • overlap
  • point form
  • relevant
  • strike a balance
  • transition
  • resemble
  • whereas
  • scrutiny
  • pale in comparison
  • correlation
Grammar
  • comparative adjectives
PDF Content
  • brainstorming with Venn diagrams
  • vocabulary review
  • speaking practice
  • planning
  • thesis writing
  • compare-contrast patterns
  • spotting transitional words and phrases
  • reading a model text
  • writing an essay
  • proofreading
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Did You Know?(Reference)
  • Comparing & Contrasting(Reference)
  • Task 1(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Task 2(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Compare & Contrast Thesis(Reference)
  • Task 3(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Compare & Contrast Patterns(Reference)
  • Block Pattern A Example(Reference)
  • Task 4(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Showing Relationships(Reference)
  • Evaluating & Concluding(Reference)
  • Compare & Contrast Model Essay(Reference)
  • Comprehension Check-In(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Writing Prompt(Reference)
  • Writing Challenge(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Checklist(Reference)