A Whale is Not a Fish! Comparing and Contrasting
In this lesson, students will learn the skill of comparing and contrasting. In pairs, they will research whales and fish to determine their characteristics as well as their similarities and differences. Finally, they will display their work on a poster that highlights at least three differences and three similarities between whales and fish.
-Completed Venn diagrams will demonstrate students' ability to compare and contrast.
-Completed handouts will show students' knowledge of whale and fish characteristics.
-Stating what it means to compare and contrast whales and fish will demonstrate their ability to explain it orally.
-LMS will observe students' ability to work with a partner.
-Students' participation and excitement will demonstrate their confidence in learning of research skills.