I created this resource to help my class use comparative language when making comparisons in Literacy lessons. In particular, my children are comparing and contrasting a novel and its film adaptation.
I found giving the children practice to compare everyday objects rather than the complexities of author choices, they were so much more successful using the vocabulary. I started with the children brainstorming the similarities and differences between two similar items eg – oranges and lemons using a table Venn diagram. From this brainstorm they had to create compound sentences using the comparative vocabulary as the joining words (see example below)
Oranges and lemons are both citrus fruits. They are similar in size and shape but differ in colour and taste. Oranges are very juicy and sweet, whereas lemons are very juicy and sour.
The resource has a bank of comparative words to display and sort under compare and contrast words. I have then included a large variety of graphic organisers to complete the above activities.
I hope you find it as successful as I have.