When we compare, we are observing the what is same about two things. Consider the similarity of the two things below.
When we contrast, we are seeking to find out the different between two things. Consider the difference between the two things above.
We can compare and contrast things, objects, people, animals, and things. Use a Venn diagrams to help you organize your thoughts when comparing or contrasting.
Listen to the story below. In your Venn diagram, write the similarities and differences between a bat and a
Compare Clue Words: like, same, both, too, similar, alike, also, as, as well as, have in common.
Contrast Clue Words: but, yet, although, unlike, while unless, instead, differ, whereas, on the other hand, even though.
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