A Comparison or Contrast essay is an essay in which you either compare something or contrast something. A comparison essay is an essay in which you emphasize the similarities, and a contrast essay is an essay in which you emphasize the differences.
In this mini lesson students will pick two Internet magazine websites to compare photography, typestyles, content, and layout. This activity has the links built into the lesson so that students can easily retrieve the website material.
Students begin with a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting information as they peruse both websites.
A transition chart is included to help the students complete the five paragraph essay. Also included are sentence patterns to use the transitions correctly.
A detailed five paragraph essay template is also included to help students complete the writing process. Components are clearly labeled in each of the five paragraphs making writing this essay a breeze. Students complete the final document on a word processor program.