In comparing two objects or situations, similarities and differences are observed and identified.



  1. Select a basis for comparison. (size, shape, uses, order, behaviour)
  2. Describe the features or characteristics to be compared.
  3. Describe similarities and differences.
  4. Summarize major similarities and differences.



Oral Practice


  • How is a chair like a table?
  • How is a chair different from a table?
  • How is a dog like a cat?
  • How is a dog different from a cat?
  • How is an apartment like a house?
  • How is an apartment different from a house?



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