Compare and Contrast
Same and Different
Compare
tell what is the same about
two or more things
Oranges and
Bananas
You eat both of them.
They are both fruits.
You have to peel both of them.
Contrast
tell what is different about
two or more things
Oranges and
Bananas
Oranges are orange.
Bananas are yellow.
Oranges are round.
Bananas are long.
Oranges have seeds.
Bananas don’t have seeds.
Double Bubble Maps
(Venn Diagram)
• It is a great way to organize your
thoughts when you are comparing and
contrasting two things.
• In the middle you put how the two
objects are alike.
• On the sides you put how the objects
are different.
Organizing Your Bubble
Map
•have seeds
•orange
•round
•fruit
•yellow
•can eat it
•long
•have to
peel it
•doesn’t have
seeds
What can we compare
and contrast?
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Books
People
Objects
Animals
Places
Music
Events
Review
• Compare = same
• Contrast = different
• Organize ideas using a Venn diagram
Now it’s your turn!!!
Auguste Rodin, The
Kiss (Sculpture)
Robert Indiana, LOVE (Sculpture)
How does each sculpture convey the idea of love?
Auguste Rodin, The
Kiss (Sculpture)
Robert Indiana, LOVE (Sculpture)
In your journal, create a Venn diagram to list
the similarities and differences of these two
works of art.
Now it’s your turn!!!
Here is a list of common comparison
essay assignments:
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two sports (basketball and football)
two seasons (summer and fall)
two people (mother and daughter)
two objects (house and apartment)
Now it’s your turn!!!
HiNt: For better comparisons, choose an unlikely
pairing:
two teams (The 2002 Korea World Cup team and the
2010 World Cup team)
 one season, different countries (summer in Korea and
summer in Philippines)
 one person, different situation (me talking to mother
and me to talking to father)
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two similar places (two kimbap restaraunts, one from
childhood and one near the university.) Are they really
all the same??? Look closely!!!!!)
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Now it’s your turn!!!
Homework: Make a list of things you want to compare. Bring the
list to class. Be unusual. Wild. Think OutSide of The BOX!!
For each category below provide two comparisons.
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Books [Example: 1. Superman and Spiderman Comic /// 2. Vogue
Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine
People
Places
Music
Events
Animals
Objects
Food
Seasons