In this PowerPoint mini-lesson, you will teach students the meaning of both words, including different words that mean compare and contrast. There are picture slides to compare and contrast with your students during the lesson. I have also included a practice using a Venn Diagram you can do with your class. There are 2 short stories that you can read with your students and then work together to complete a Venn Diagram of the stories using the pen option, Mimio, or SmartBoard. Finally, I have included a final picture slide where students will work with a partner to complete their own Venn Diagram to close out the lesson. This is great for whole group, small groups, and intervention groups for RTI.