Date: Grade:
Teacher Name: Angela Kahn Subject: Reading Tutoring
1. Topic-
Compare and Contrast
2. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.To analyze Comparisons
3. Objectives-
1.Students will compare their similarities and their differences.
2.Students will identify trigger words for Comparisons
3. Students will use a double bubble/ venn diagram map to outline comparisons.

4. Students will analyze text for comparisons.
4. Materials and Aids-
Butcher Paper
Colored paper for foldables
practice text
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Today we are going to analyze Comparisons. First every author who writes to show the comparisons use trigger words to show the similarities and differences. Lets use a double bubble/Venn diagram map to show the similarities and differences between ourselves.

B. Development-

For example: Lets talk about the similarities between two cars. The Toyota Prius Hybrid and the Honda Civic Hybrid. What they have in common goes in the middle and what makes them unique goes on the outside. Now lets investigate each other.

C. Practice-

1.Write what is unique to you on the side and what you share in common in the middle. Then write a sentence describing the two of you. For example: John and I both like science fiction, but I like to read it where as John likes to watch it. Now Lets look at some words we are using to show comparisons: and, but, where as, both, as well as, in contrast, etc.
2. Lets create a barn door of trigger words. Fold your paper into the middle long ways to create barn doors. Put the words that mean contrast on the door and the words that trigger comparisons in the inside

D. Independent Practice-

1.Now read this article and highlight/circle the words that show comparisons.
2.create a foldable for the article, but the differences on the doors and the similarities on the inside.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Color code the similarities in blue and the differences in agree. Make the associated terms red.

F. Checking for understanding-

Practice using the mini-assessment questions.

G. Closure-

When analyzing for comparisons look at the trigger word to determine it it is a similarity or a difference.

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