We now know how to:
- write complex sentences (with words like “because”, “while”, “if”, “before”, “after”, “unless” and “until”);
- write paragraphs with topic sentences, supporting details and concluding sentences; and
- use transitions to write three-paragraph reports about things like books, movies and computer games.
We are now going to look at a special kind of writing project where we compare and contrast two things. To makes things clear, we will focus on comparing and contrasting things we can see, touch, hear, smell and feel: real world objects. (Later, we will learn how to compare and contrast two ideas.)
Comparing and contrasting means looking at how things are the same, and how they are different from each other. In this 23-page no-prep pack we will use description tools to help describe how two things are the same and different, and then plan and write a four-paragraph project comparing and contrasting two things.
For help writing complex sentences, check out our Think, Then Write (Volume 1). For students looking for help with paragraphs, look out for our Think, Then Write (Volume 2): How to Write Paragraphs and for help using transitions, see our Think, Then Write (Volume 3, Part 1): a no-prep workbook to learn transitions. To help create short reports, see our Think, Then Write (Volume 3, Part 2): Writing Short Multi-Paragraph Reports.