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Finding Similarities and Differences— Let's Practice!

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Finding Similarities and Differences— Let's Practice!
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.9

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Let Goopaw help you practice finding similarities and differences within elements of a story!

Transcript Finding Similarities and Differences— Let's Practice!

Goopaw says get ready to practice "Finding Similarities and Differences". Remember, when we look for similarities, we are finding things that are alike. But, when we look for differences, we are finding things that are not alike. Let's see if we can find similarities and differences in the examples below. Here are two illustrations. What is similar, or alike, about the two characters? They are both wearing sneakers. What is different about them? One character is a tortoise and the other is a rabbit. Now let's listen to two sentences. The tortoise was so lazy and slow! The tortoise carefully took her time. What is similar about the tortoise in both sentences? The tortoise moves slowly in both sentences. What is different about them? In one sentence, the tortoise's speed was described as slow, but in the other it's called careful. Did you also say the same things? Let's compare two lists. List one says, put on your socks, put on your right sneaker and then your left sneaker. List two says, put on your socks, put on your left sneaker and then your right sneaker. What is similar about the lists? They both tell you how to put on sneakers. What is different about them? The order is different. One list says to put on your left shoe first, but the other says to start with your right! Did you also think of those similarities and differences? Goopaw had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!

Finding Similarities and Differences— Let's Practice! exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Finding Similarities and Differences— Let's Practice!.
  • What are similarities and differences?

    Hints

    When you find similarities, you're finding what two or more things have in common with each other.

    When you find differences, you're finding what sets things apart from each other.

    The word similarities means something is the same.

    The word differences means something is different.

    Solution
    • Similarities are things that are alike.
    • Differences are things that are not alike.
  • Why is it important to find similarities and differences in different situations?

    Hints

    Think about how comparing things can be like using a tool to learn more.

    Consider why knowing what's the same and what is different helps us understand the world around us.

    Solution

    Finding similarities and differences is important because it helps us to learn new things and understand more about the world around us.

  • Can you find the similarities and differences?

    Hints

    Look for information about the colors of Lily's roses and daisies in the sentence.

    Think about what makes the roses and daisies different in terms of their appearance.

    Solution

    The similarities are:

    • Roses and daisies are both flowers.
    • Lily grows both the roses and the daisies in her garden.
    The differences are:

    • Roses have red petals, but the daisies have white blooms.
    • The roses are bright, but the daisies are gentle.
  • Let's compare dolphins and sharks.

    Hints

    Where do both sharks and dolphins live?

    Consider how sharks and dolphins behave.

    Solution

    The difference is that dolphins have sharp teeth, and sharks have playful behavior.

    Both sharks and dolphins are found in oceans.

  • Let's compare bicycles and cars.

    Hints

    What do both bicycles and cars have?

    How are bicycles powered?

    How are cars powered?

    Solution

    Both bicycles and cars have wheels.

    Bicycles are pedal-powered, and cars are engine-powered.

  • Let's compare sushi and pizza.

    Hints

    Similar means things are kind of the same.

    Like if you and your friend both have the same color of shoes, that's similar!

    To see how they are different, look at what they are made of.

    Sushi has raw fish and rice, while pizza has a flatbread with tomato sauce.

    Solution

    Similarities:

    • Both sushi and pizza come from different cultures—sushi from Japan and pizza from Italy.
    • Both offer a wide range of topping options, allowing for diverse flavor combinations and personal preferences.
    Differences:

    • Sushi typically features raw or cooked fish on seasoned rice, while pizza has a flatbread crust topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and various toppings, including cooked meats.
    • Sushi is not cooked, while pizza is baked, often in an oven.