Compare and Contrast
Above is a double bubble map where students can compare red apples and green apples. Each student, or partnership, gets one strip of pictures. After taste testing and doing lots of fun background building activities with the apples, they are ready to compare with the apples. The two triangles and squares on the map are for how they are different (sweet and sour). The hexagons are for how they are alike (both have stars when cut in half, both have flesh, skin, grow on trees...) After students compare with the pictures, they should be able to read at least one sentence from the map if not several. An example: Green apples are sour. Red apples are sweet. They both have stars when you cut them apart.