When I taught them how to use a matrix, I provided guided practice using a topic that we were all familiar with. We are a farming community, so I tapped into their knowledge of pickup trucks. I used the example of comparing and contrasting attributes of pickup trucks: Ford, Chevy, or Dodge. The debate that followed was inspiring. When we finished, they understood the relevance of using a matrix as a compare and contrast tool for real life decisions, not just for writing an essay. We even discussed using a matrix for comparing and contrasting careers and colleges, planting seeds for future decisions.
50 Compare and Contrast Essay Topics
This is a good example of comparing and contrasting to create meaning: you parse the relative hierarchy based on the differences between them (size), and you parse which blocks are headers based on the similarities between them (margins).
Comparison : Definition and Examples in Composition
I think your article is useful for students to show them an example of comparing and contrasting two things. I used this article to get students to look at transition and structure words and phrases. Thanks!
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