Compare / Contrast Essay Writing

Compare / Contrast Essay Writing

Compare / Contrast Essay
Before my students write a compare and contrast essay, I have them do the following exercise in groups. It’s a lot of fun and gives them a template for writing about their own topics after the activity. This activity demystifies the process and structure for a compare/contrast essay. I usually get the best essay results of the quarter after using this exercise. You will need: 1 white poster board and marker for each group, or just use the handout 1 handout for each group 2 similar food items for each group (I like to bring a different pair for each group, usually store brand vs. name brand chips, cookies, fruit snacks etc….). If you don’t want to use food, or the budget doesn’t permit, you can use stuffed animals, games,…
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