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Compare and Contrast Writing in Two Formats

The ESL Nexus
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Description

This resource show students how to use 2 formats to write compare and contrast paragraphs, compositions, and essays. Several 8.5" x 11" posters and charts that you can display on interactive whiteboards or bulletin boards, and which can also be photocopied for your students to keep in their writing journals as references, are also included. Using these 2 formats for their compare and contrast writing helps students organize their ideas better and more logically.

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Resource at a Glance:

What will students learn?

Two ways to do compare-and-contrast writing; transition words that students can use in their writing.

Who is it for?

All students, including English Language Learners at intermediate and higher levels of language proficiency.

How does it help teachers?

Each format is described in detail that makes it easy for you to teach how to use it and for students to understand how to do it; transition words are organized by writing proficiency level so novice, intermediate, and advanced writers can develop their writing skills. Color pages can be displayed for whole class teaching or used in writing centers and black-and-white pages can be photocopied and distributed to students.

What educators who have used this resource say:

♥ "Very helpful and nice to have so much info in one place." -- Ellen P.

♥ "The graphic organizers and transitional word reference sheets are very helpful when teaching my students about writing to compare and contrast. THANKS!" -- Mary L.

Full Description:

This resource shows students how to organize their ideas when they have to do a compare and contrast piece of writing. Two different formats for doing that are explained and modeled in this resource.

One format is called a point-by-point comparison and the other is called an item-by-item comparison. Posters that are 8.5” x 11” in size that explain how to write each type of compare and contrast writing and models that show examples of the two types are included in this resource. Students can do a quick task and identify the features that are being compared and contrasted in each model and answers are provided.

In addition, this resource includes charts that list transition words, which are differentiated for students at novice, intermediate, and advanced levels of writing. Also included, for younger students or English Language Learners at lower levels of language proficiency, is an 8.5” x 11” poster that defines the words compare and contrast and another poster that explains the purpose and features of compare and contrast writing.

Explanatory information for teachers, a list of the ELA Common Core standards this resource helps address, and 3 sample WIDA Model Performance Indicators (MPIs) are provided for teachers with ELLs in their classes. Venn diagram and T-chart graphic organizers are also included. All the pages that students can use come in both color and black-and-white versions.

Teaching your students how to use these two formats for their compare and contrast writing assignments gives them a framework for organizing the information on their graphic organizers and will help them become better writers. Go beyond the Venn diagram and T-chart by teaching your students 2 formats for compare and contrast writing!

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What you get in this product:

★ A table of contents for easy reference (1 page)

★ A Notes to the Teacher section with explanatory information (1 page)

★ A list of the ELA Common Core standards this resource helps address (1 page)

★ Sample WIDA Model Performance Indicators (1 page)

★ An 8.5” x 11” poster defining the words compare and contrast (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for a total of 2 pages)

★ An 8.5” x 11” poster explaining the purpose and features of compare and contrast writing (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for a total of 2 pages)

★ Point-by-point comparison information (3 pages in color and 3 pages in b/w for a total of 6 pages)

★ Item-by-item comparison information (3 pages in color and 3 pages in b/w for a total of 6 pages)

★ A chart listing transition words for novice writers (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for 2 pages total)

★ A chart listing transition words for intermediate writers (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for 2 pages total)

★ A chart listing transition words for advanced writers (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for 2 pages total)

★ A Venn diagram graphic organizer (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for 2 pages total)

★ A T-chart graphic organizer (1 page in color and 1 page in b/w for 2 pages total)

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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