This practical booklet can help you write a compare and contrast essay by showing you the complete process of writing this type of paper. This systematic method will start with your assignment and end with a final proofreading. In between that first and last step, this writing method relies upon templates to help you build a well-organized compare-and-contrast paper. These templates show you exactly what to include in different places within the paper. You will no longer need to guess what to write and where to write it. By using the templates, the various pieces of the paper will work together to create a coherent draft. Follow the steps in order, from the first to the last, and do not skip any along the way. Each step builds on the previous steps. Assignment analysis turns into a table of factors, the table of factors turns into a working outline and topic sentences, and so on. By completing each step before moving on to the next, the next step will be easier. And so will the one after that. This booklet not only helps you write a complete paper, but it shows you a method to apply in any similar paper that relies on the compare-and-contrast model. Working the steps carefully the first time will teach you the method. Then, when you must write another compare-and-contrast essay, use this booklet as a reference to refresh your memory on the steps and templates. The more you use the method, the easier it will be. Table of Contents How to Use This Booklet Step One: Choose Two Topics Step Two: The Table of Factors Step Three: The Working Outline - Checklist: Four Factors to Consider When Choosing an Organization Pattern Step Four: The Thesis Statement - Checklist: Ingredients in a Strong Comp-Con Thesis Statement - Checklist: Eight Things That Can Change Your Grade Step Five: The Introductory Paragraph Step Six: Body Paragraphs - Checklist: How to Test Paragraph Organization and Development Step Seven: The Conclusion Paragraph Step Eight: The Final Draft - First Layer: Revising Out Loud - Second Layer: Sentence Triage - Third Layer: “Find” Searches - Fourth Layer: The Fine Points
Here's the perfect tool for implementing the ideas from our best-selling ultimate guide to teaching strategies, The Strategic Teacher. Developed in partnership with over 75 schools, this guide makes it easier and more effective for teams of teachers to engage in professional development using the Compare & Contrast strategy. Included in the guide are activities, sample lessons, student work examples, planning forms, and learning tools that will help you - Understand how Compare & Contrast boosts student memory and cements content. - Plan an effective lesson using Compare & Contrast. - Evaluate your lesson and use your experiences to deepen your understanding of the strategy. - Know what to look for in student work to tell how effective your use of the strategy has been. Be sure to order enough guides to enable every teacher to engage in all the hands-on learning activities.
This packet provides teachers and parents with a wide variety of activities to use at home or in the classroom to enhance any reading program. The comprehension activities have been selected to provide opportunities for students to practice comparing and contrasting, and the assessment rubrics helps you track progress in achieving those skills.
Comparing and contrasting are essential reading comprehension skills for all subject areas. Help students understand compare and contrast using Spotlight on Reading: Compare & Contrast for grades 1–2. This 48-page book includes a variety of high-interest lessons and activities that make learning fun! The exercises increase in difficulty as the book progresses, so students practice more-advanced skills as they work. With a variety of formats, teachers can provide direct instruction, reinforcement, and independent practice throughout the year. This book is perfect for practice at home and school and includes an answer key. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards and Canadian provincial standards.
Comparing and contrasting are essential reading comprehension skills for all subject areas. Help students understand compare and contrast using Spotlight on Reading: Compare and Contrast for grades 3–4. This 48-page book includes a variety of high-interest lessons and activities that make learning fun! The exercises increase in difficulty as the book progresses, so students practice more-advanced skills as they work. With a variety of formats, teachers can provide direct instruction, reinforcement, and independent practice throughout the year. This book is perfect for practice at home and school and includes an answer key. It aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.
The ability to compare and contrast when making observations is an essential scientific skill. This book will walk you through the process of making scientific observations and comparisons. What aspects of the experiment should you be observing and comparing? Know the answer by getting a copy and reading this book today.
This resource is designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, helping students prepare themselves for life beyond school. Students will gain regular practice through these quick activities. Perfect for additional practice in the classroom or at h
This volume explores various hitherto under-researched relationships between languages and their discourse-cultural settings. The first two sections analyze the complex interplay between lexico-grammatical organization and communicative contexts. Part I focuses on structural options in syntax, deepening the analysis of information-packaging strategies. Part II turns to lexical studies, covering such matters as human perception and emotion, the psychological understanding of 'home' and 'abroad', the development of children's emotional life and the relation between lexical choice and sexual orientation. The final chapters consider how new techniques of contrastive linguistics and pragmatics are contributing to the primary field of application for contrastive analysis, language teaching and learning. The book will be of special interest to scholars and students of linguistics, discourse analysis and cultural studies and to those entrusted with teaching European languages and cultures. The major languages covered are Akan, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish.
The book elaborates one of Roman Jakobson's many brilliant ideas, i.e. his insight that the two cognitive strategies of the metaphoric and the metonymic are the end-points on a continuum of conceptualization processes. This elaboration is achieved on the background of Lakoff and Johnson's twodomain approach, i.e. the mapping of a source onto a target domain of conceptualization. Further approaches dwell on different stretches of this metaphor-metonymy continuum. Still other papers probe into the specialized conceptual division of labor associated with both modes of thought. Two new breakthroughs in the cognitive linguistics approach to metaphor and metonymy have recently been developed: one is the three-domain approach, which concentrates on the new blends that become possible after the integration or the blending of source and target domain elements; the other is the approach in terms of primary scenes and subscenes which often determine the way source and target domains interact.