Intended Age/Grade: For my Comparison Grid, I used vocabulary terms from the book The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.
Purpose: Comparison grids create a two-dimensional framework to help simplify abstract thinking. The main focus for this activity is to create bridges between new vocabulary and their meanings; their relationships to other concepts.
1) The Comparison grid will help strengthen students vocabulary with unfamiliar words used throughout the book (example: The Tale of Despereaux)
2) After the students have read and learned a significant amount from a chapter or the book, introduce the Comparison grid.
3) Model the concept by giving examples.
4) Have the students complete each grid space with either Yes or No format.