Compare & Contrast
Strong vocabulary development is crucial. We know this!
Being able to compare and contrast objects is a skill that most children master between 5-6 years of age; however, many children with developmental language disorders struggle with this skill (until now).
Keep reading to learn how to introduce this skill to younger students and grab some free material!
Being able to compare and contrast concepts is difficult for many children with development language disorders.
In order to teach this skill, I first introduce vocabulary learning by breaking down a vocabulary word into concepts/components (what does it do, what does it look like, where can you find it, what is it made of).
For a refresher on vocabulary teaching, please click here and then come on back!
Once my clients have a grasp on the above mentioned concepts, I use those concepts to compare and contrast objects! I like to break it down by categories so it doesn't overwhelm them.
Compare & Contrast Materials
The materials that I have for you are simple yet effective (my motto here)!
To teach compare and contrast skills to younger students (K-3rd grade):
- I first teach the components of a vocabulary word.
- Then, I teach the idea that compare and contrast means how objects/concepts are a like and how they are different.
- Then, I bring up a worksheet or a no-print material (Google Slides) that compares and contrasts objects based on ONE aspect such as function or looks like. This way the child doesn't become overwhelmed.
- Next session, I bring up materials for a different component.
- I run through each component.
- At the end, I ask children to compare & contrast objects by giving at least 2 differences using any vocabulary component.
Per usual, I was unable to find materials that met my needs, so I made some myself!
These materials are broken down into 4 categories:
- compare & contrast by function
- compare & contrast by location
- compare & contrast by description
- compare & contrast by materials
To adapt to the current times and to save trees, I made no-print materials using Google Slides as well as PDF worksheets.
How To Use Materials
These materials use Google Slides so they can be "no-print." To use them, you must have a Google account.
To use the Google Slides:
- Click on the link below.
- DO NOT press present. Use these slides in edit mode.
- Type in the answers in the text boxes.
- That's it!
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- compare & contrast by function - Google Slides
- compare & contrast by description - Google Slides
- compare & contrast by location - Google Slides
- compare & contrast by materials - Google Slides
- compare & contrast by function - PDF/worksheets
- compare & contrast by description - PDF/worksheets
- compare & contrast by location - PDF/worksheets
- compare & contrast by materials - PDF/worksheets
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Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech-language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference. Follow Bridget at Facebook and Pinterest for more fun!
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