Compare And Contrast Apples To Oranges

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Comparing and Contrasting
Apples and Oranges
Oranges
Apples
Learning Target

Write a compare and contrast paragraph.
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Comparing and Contrasting
Apples and Oranges
Apples

Oranges
Both
fruits

red
green

Smooth skin
Grow in cool climates

food

orange

juices

rough skin

Grow
on
trees

Grow in warm climates

Write about it.

Learning Target: Write a compare and contrast paragraph.

Comparing and Contrasting
Apples and Oranges

Attributes

Apples

Oranges

Color

Red
Green

Orange

Smooth

Rough

Cool

Warm

Round

Round

Fruit

YES

YES

Makes juices

YES

YES

Type of food

YES

YES

Grows on Trees

YES

YES

Skin Texture
Climate
Shape

Learning Target: Write a compare and contrast paragraph.

Comparing and Contrasting
Apples and Oranges
Analysis Questions for Partner Chat

Attributes

Apples

Oranges

Color

Red
Green

Orange

Smooth

Rough

Cool

Warm

Round

Round

Fruit

YES

YES

Makes juices

YES

YES

Type of food

YES

YES

Grows on Trees

YES

YES

Skin Texture
Climate
Shape

Learning Target: Write a compare and contrast paragraph.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

What is the purpose of this chart?
How many attributes are listed on this chart?
What are the attributes that are listed on this chart?
What two items are being compared?
What does it mean to compare something?
What two items are being contrasted?
What does it mean to contrast something?
Are apples and oranges similar in color? How do
you know?
9. Do apples and oranges have the same kind of skin
texture? How do you know?
10. What is the difference between the skin texture of an
apple and an orange?
11. What shape does both an apple and an orange
have?
12. For which attributes are apples and oranges the
same?
13. For which attributes are apples and oranges
different?
14. What is an attribute anyway?
15. What is one attribute where apples and oranges are
similar?
16. What is one attribute where apples and oranges
differ?

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Comparing and Contrasting
Apples and Oranges
Write about it.

Attributes

Apples

Oranges

Color

red
green

orange

smooth

rough

cool

warm

Shape

round

round

Fruit

YES

YES

Makes Juices

YES

YES

Type of Food

YES

YES

Grows on Trees

YES

YES

Skin Texture
Climate

The chart on the left shows examples of similarities
and differences between apples and oranges. In the
chart, apples and oranges are compared by the
following attributes: Color, Skin Texture, Climate,
Shape, Fruit, Makes Juices, Type of Food, and Grows
on Trees.
There are several ways that apples and oranges are
alike. They are both round fruits and both can be
made into healthy juices. Additionally, they are both
types of foods that grow on trees.
But there are also several ways that apples and
oranges differ. Apples can be red or green in color
while oranges are well, orange. When touching an
apple, the skin is smooth. Touch an orange and it is
rough. And finally, these two fruits grow better in
different types of climates. Apples grow best in cool
climates like Michigan, while oranges grow best in
warm climates like Florida.
So while apples and oranges are similar in the
attributes of Shape, Fruit, Makes Juice, Type of Food,
and Grows on Trees, they are different in the attributes
of color, skin texture, and climate.

Learning Target: Write a compare and contrast paragraph.

Contrasting

Comparing

Examples of Opening
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