Being able to explain how things are the same, are different, and why is a skill we practice in language intervention. Being able to see, describe, and explain the critical features of two different objects, actions, or events is a critical language skill.
Here is a simple activity about today’s Thanksgiving “feasts” and the original ‘Thanksgiving’ dinner between the settlers and the Wampanoag Native American tribe.
You can read the brief narrative to the students and/or show them the Venn diagram. Then have them practice telling one thing about how the meals were the same and different.
You can also have students practice writing sentences or a paragraph.
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