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7th Grade Language Arts / Lesson 1(Day 3) - Folktales: Compare and Contrast

Folktales: Compare & Contrast

What will we be learning today?


  • We will learn to compare and contrast two folktales with the same theme - how storytelling began.

  • Compare/contrast : When you compare and contrast two or more things, you list ways they are the same and the ways they are different.


Compare and Contrast


  • When you are comparing and contrasting two or more thing, the first thing you do is to look at the all qualities each thing has.


  • Here is how we would start if we were comparing two animals.


Compare and Contrast


    Cat
    1 Pets
    2 Has fur, tail, 4 paws
    3 Independent nature
    4 Climbs trees
    5 Does work- Hunts mice & rats
    6 Ancestor of big cats of Africa

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    Dog
    1 Pets
    2 Has fur, tail, 4 paws
    3 Not so independent
    4 Swims
    5 Does work : Protects & herds animals, Protects people & property,                                                    Rescue dogs, Seeing eye dogs, Police dogs
                                     6 Ancestor of wolves


Compare and Contrast


  • The next step is to decide the way the things you are comparing and contrasting are the same and different.
  • Let's look at how cats and dogs are different first.

    Cat

    1 Independent
    2 Jobs : Controls rats & mice
    3 Climbs trees
    4 Descended from big cats of Africa

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    Dog

    1 More dependent
    2 Jobs : Herding animals Protecting people Rescue Seeing eye Police work
    3 Swim
    4 Descended from wolves


Compare and Contrast


  • Now let's look at the way cats and dogs are the same.

    Cat

    1 Pets
    2 Have fur, tail, & 4 paws

    Click on the speaker

    Dog

    1 Pets
    2 Have fur, tail, & 4 paws




  • All the things that are different and the same about dogs and cats can be put into a graphic organizer called a Venn Diagram.


Compare and Contrast


  • A Venn Diagram is two or more overlapping circles. You put the ways things are the same in the part where the circles overlap. You put the ways they are different in the part where the circles do not overlap.
  • We are comparing/contrasting only 2 things, so we will have only 2 circles.


Compare and Contrast


  • This is how a Venn Diagram comparing & contrasting dogs and cats would look using the ways they are different and the same that we talked about earlier in the lesson.


Compare and Contrast


  • Comparing and contrasting is a very valuable tool.
  • We will be using it as a way to examine folktales,
  • But it can be used in other ways too.

  • 1 Science
    2 Math
    3 History


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