Compare & Contrast
Being able to relate objects together is crucial. We know this!
However, the materials out there can be overwhelming for children with developmental language disorders.
To help allevaite this problem, I created systematic compare and contrast materials for younger clients (K-3rd grade) in both English AND Spanish, yeah! With this approach, we work on the desired skills only!
How To Teach Compare & Contrast Using Vocabulary Approach
First, I review the different components of a vocabulary word.
- Looks Like
- Materials/Made Of
For my members, you can do this using materials found of the vocabulary components page.
There are more than 100 materials to choose from here depending on the needs of your client.
I teach the idea that compare and contrast means how objects/concepts are a like and how they are different.
This just requires teaching and vocabulary review.
Now, it is time to combine vocabulary components with comparing and contrasting skills.
To do this, 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 run through the next component.
Last, I move away from worksheets or no-print materials. I grab 2 objects have the student compare and contrast the object using each vocabulary componenet possible.