Upgrading Compare and Contrast Writing
Students will use key words to upgrade their compare and contrast writing from a mere list of facts to a deeper analysis.
- Students pick the two related topics and brainstorm facts about them, noting which are facts unique to one of the topics and which are shared.
- Students look for three patterns in their brainstormed facts, these will eventually become the paragraphs students write.
- They add one of five keywords to their patterns to add a layer of analysis.
- Students write out a paragraph using the keyword plus pattern.