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Marzano Element 17 Examining Similarities and Differences - Definition, protocol, examples, strategies

Websites not only facilitates your understanding of a topic, but it also enables you to differentiate two similar subjects. The site provides you with instant information on various topics. The subjects are organized into a range of categories including words and language, politics, science, technology, entertainment and more. We compile and unify multiple reliable resources for each topic onto a single page, so then readers can gather adequate information very quickly and effortlessly.
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ReadWorks ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. Free registration allows you to search the database of articles based on grade and subject are including Paired Passages which include multiple readings on a topic with questions that focus in on similarities and differences.

Newsela A collection of thousands of articles collected from the daily news. Articles are available at multiple reading levels. They are organized into text sets by topic to help select articles to examine similarities and differences.

Parallax News Presents major issues in policy and culture from a variety of viewpoints — liberal, conservative, centrist, or wholly independent.

Text to Text from the NY Times Learning Network Pairs a recent article from the Times with another reading or video along with a lesson plan and discussion questions.

Tools for Examining Similarities and Differences

Interactive Venn Diagram This handy online tool allows students to easily sort information into a visual aid.
Compare Contrast Map This map provides an additional way to visually plot out the information students find within the text.

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