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29 resources with the concept similarities and differences

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Winning the Vote

For Students 3rd Standards
Third graders read a short passage about the women's suffrage movement and answer five compare-and-contrast questions about what they read. Also included in this resource, is a paired passage in which learners can compare the two...
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Word Analysis

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Word analysis is the focus of eight activities created to boost vocabulary skills. Through learning games and practice pages, scholars identify word relationships, discover new words to replace commonly used words, categorize words,...
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Narrative Text Structure

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Thirteen activities work alongside a narrative text of your choice. With reading comprehension at its focus, readers complete worksheets covering character descriptions, similarities, and differences between characters, the sequence of...
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A Kid’s Life in Australia

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Use a lesson on slang to establish research and discussion skills among young scholars. As a class, or in small groups, learners use the scientific questioning process in order to research a question and draw a conclusion based on their...
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Remember the Titans

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Do your pupils mingle freely, or do they form their own tight-knit groups? Introduce them to the importance of understanding differences and tolerance with an anti-bullying lesson. A clip from Remember the Titans demonstrates the efforts...
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What's the Difference?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Due to the isolation of seamounts, their biodiversity offers a great deal of information on the development of biological and physical processes. Pupils use simple cluster analysis to rate the similarity and differences in biological...
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Fiction Graphic Organizers

For Students 5th Standards
Accompany fictional reading with a worksheet that compares a story's characters, setting, and theme. 
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Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Three mini units make up one large unit designed to explore multiculturalism and encourage cultural identity. Each lesson sparks thoughtful discussion, critical thinking, and are equipped with activities and assignments geared to...
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Nature Walk: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Reinforce concepts such as long vowels, spelling patterns, sound clusters, double-final consonants, and syllables with a nature-themed unit. Through a series of extra support lessons, learners compare and contrast using a Venn diagram,...
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Family and Friends: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Family and Friends is the theme of a unit offering extra support lessons. Follow each lesson plan's teach, blend, guided practice or practice/apply routine to reinforce concepts such as clusters, responding to reading, drawing...
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Compare and Contrast Local Government Around the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give your instruction of local government a boost with this compare and contrast lesson! With links and handouts to guide the searching process, your government enthusiasts examine local government and the government in another country,...
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All Together Now: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 1st Standards
All Together Now is the theme of this series of extra support lessons. The collection aids the instruction of blending sounds and reading high-frequency words through writing and reading sentences. Support also engages pupils in...
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Look at Us!: Challenge Activities (Theme 1)

For Teachers K Standards
Challenge your advanced learners with this set of activities based around a common theme. Learners draw, research, share, retell stories, compare and contrast, and more over the course of these activities, which focus mostly on animals...
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Compare/Contrast Worksheet

For Students 4th - 10th Standards
Walk your class through the process of writing compare and contrast essays with this easy-to-use graphic organizer. After first using the included Venn diagram to record the similarities and differences between two subjects, students...
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Folktales from Around the World

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Compare and contrast folktales with a lesson that spotlights three commonalities among those from different cultures. A whole-class discussion about folktales leads the way to a group activity that challenges scholars to read multiple...
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Chaos within the Living World? NOT!

For Teachers 5th Standards
What are the five kingdoms? Fifth graders engage in a series of investigations and research activities focused on the methods of classification used by scientists, as well as the language they use to describe the similarities and...
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Tell Me; I’ll Listen

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Encourage respect, responsibility, and caring within your classroom with a collection of lessons that spark dialogue and self reflection. To address character traits, lessons touch on topics such as staying safe in the cafeteria,...
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Chinese Calligraphy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore Chinese culture and Chinese calligraphy. In this Chinese calligraphy lesson, students create paintings using Chinese techniques. Learners describe the differences in Chinese art and other culture's art. Students listen...
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Christmas Around the World Part 1

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
A creative lesson shines a spotlight on Christmas celebrations throughout six different countries. Scholars read an informative text and share their new-found knowledge with their peers. After hearing about each country, pupils choose...
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Conquest of the Americas

For Teachers K - 5th
Students study the Aztecs and Incas. In this Aztecs and Incas lesson, students discover their similiarities and differences and how the Spainards defeated both. Students create a picture book about one of these empires.
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Venn Diagram Template

For Students K - 5th
Prevent your students from making a disaster out of their writing journals while attempting to draw their own graphic organizer. Instead, use this perfectly proportioned template of a Venn diagram.
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Family Quilts Keep us Warm

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore families and culture. In this family and culture activity, students discuss their families and their similarities and differences. Students read the book The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco and create their own quilt...
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Compare and Contrast

For Students 6th - 7th
Practice comparing and contrasting with this straightforward activity. Young writers compose several different compare and contrast paragraphs about several topics (transportation, sports, relatives, subject areas, a dog and cat). The...
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What is Different?

For Teachers K - 2nd
In this visual interpretation worksheet, young scholars look at the top and bottom pictures. Students find one thing that is different in the bottom picture and circle that item.