How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection


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The major difference between comparing and contrasting is...

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1. Which situation is best to use a Venn Diagram?

2. What do you do in the Method step?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Properly comparing and contrasting ideas in a literary text is a relatively simple process. The combination quiz and worksheet will test your familiarity with this process. The quiz will ask you to identify the major difference between comparing and contrasting and in which situation it is best to use a Venn Diagram.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The method step
  • Definition of a graphic organizer
  • Correct order of steps for comparing or contrasting

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced with these assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on comparing and contrasting ideas in a text
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a main term, such as graphic organizer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Venn Diagrams
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the steps of comparing and contrasting

Additional Learning

Learn how to analyze text using this method by studying the lesson, How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Learn the meaning of analyze as it relates to this lesson
  • Know what questions to ask in the final step
  • Explore examples at each step of the process