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Compare and Contrast (Grade 3)

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Compare and Contrast

1. 
When you compare and contrast, you tell about one thing.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
What does it mean to compare?
  1. to tell how something caused something else to happen.
  2. to tell how something is the same or different
  3. to tell how something is the same, similar or alike.
  4. to tell how something is unlike, or different.
3. 
How do we compare and contrast events in a story?
  1. Decide how events are caused.
  2. Decide how things or events are alike and different.
  3. Decide when things happen in a story.
  4. Decide what the effect of an event was.
4. 
Tana and Lua like to go hiking. While Lua loved to bring her dog and walk the trail, Tana loved to bike. Both girls really enjoyed finding natural waterfalls to swim in. Tana and Lua also really loved eating fresh fruit along the trails. Tana loved the hike up, while Lua loved the trek back down.

In what ways can you compare the two girls?
  1. Tana and Lua both liked to bring their dogs on the trail.
  2. Tana and Lua both liked finding natural waterfalls to swim in.
  3. Tana and Lua both were scared to eat fruit along the trail
  4. Tana loved the hike up, while Lua loved the trek back down.
5. 
Compare and contrast summer and spring.



6. 
Janet and Kylie were best friends, they liked to do everything together. Kylie loved horseback riding and so did Janet. Janet loved swimming, and although Kylie did not know how to swim she loved the water. Janet enjoyed vacationing in tropic areas while Kylie liked arctic zones.

In what ways do the two girls contrast?
  1. Kylie loved swimming and so did Janet.
  2. Kylie loved horseback riding and janet did not.
  3. Janet liked vacationing in tropic areas while Kylie liked arctic zones.
  4. Kylie liked to vacation in tropic areas while Janet liked peaceful grasslands.
7. 
If you look at one Oreo cookie and one Ritz cracker and describe how they are SIMILAR and DIFFERENT, you are comparing and contrasting.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
Bill and Jack both like to eat pizza. Bill likes pepperoni pizza, but Jack only likes cheese pizza.

How are Bill and Jack alike?
  1. They hate pizza.
  2. Bill likes sausage pizza.
  3. They both like pizza.
  4. Jack likes pepperoni pizza.
9. 
Tanner and Jonathen are extremely competitive. When the bake sale came at school they made a little bet that each of them would sell the most goods. Jonathen started off early in the morning selling baked goods to students. Tanner did not get started until lunch time each day. The day before turning in the final money, Jonathen was up on Tanner by 50 dollars. Tanner became angry and poked holes in all of the rest of Jonathen's baked goods. Jonathen decided that he could not sell the rest of the goods considering that they had been tampered with. Tanner ended winning by 100 dollars. Jonethen never even bothered to tell on him.

If asked to tell how the two characters contrast what would be the most appropriate conclusion?
  1. Jonathen is a good sport, while Tanner is not.
  2. Tanner is a good sport, while Jonathen is not.
  3. Tanner and Jonathen are both selfish.
  4. Jonethen is popular and Tanner is not.
10. 
Using the Venn Diagram below, compare and contrast how a cookie and a doughnut are alike and different.
Venn Diagram



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