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Comparing and Contrasting
The Comparing and Contrasting tips help students use mental processes that sort relevant and important relationships and qualitative and quantitative data.

Summary:
Students can get bogged down with details and need help sorting out criteria for making informed observations. These Tip Sheets help students visualize their thinking and learning as they progress through the comparing and contrasting process. The steps for comparing and contrasting are outlined in basic steps and questions. The Tip Sheets then map students’ thinking patterns to help them "see" their thinking and work through the steps of putting their thoughts together and comparing and contrasting based on specific criteria. Whether students will be using a checklist or a matrix, the graphic organizers help students record and organize thoughts as they make comparisons and contrasts by using mental processes that sort relevant and important relationships and qualitative and quantitative data based on their experiences with the content.

The Comparing and Contrasting tips include the following resources:

  • Comparing and Contrasting, Text Outline
  • Comparing and Contrasting, Student Tip Sheet
  • Comparing and Contrasting Using a Matrix, Graphic Organizer
  • Comparing and Contrasting Using a Venn Diagram, Graphic Organizer

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