Examining Similarities & Differences, 1st Edition

  • Connie Scoles West
  • Dr. Robert J. Marzano
  • Published By: Learning Sciences International
  • ISBN-10: 1941112366
  • ISBN-13: 9781941112366
  • DDC: 371.102
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 90 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Examining Similarities & Differences, part of the Marzano Center: Essentials for Achieving Rigor series, explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. Students must be able to examine similarities and differences within the crucial content they are learning. They need to know how to use comparisons, classifications, metaphors and analogies to generalize, draw conclusions and refine schema, ultimately deepening their understanding of the content.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Marzano Center Essentials for Achieving Rigor Series.
Table of Contents.
About the Authors.
Examining Similarities and Differences.
1: Instructional Technique 1: Comparing Using Sentence Stems, Summarizers, and Constructed Responses.
2: Instructional Technique 2: Comparing Using Graphic Organizers.
3: Instructional Technique 3: Classifying Using Sorting, Matching, and Categorizing.
4: Instructional Technique 4: Classifying Using Graphic Organizers.
5: Instructional Technique 5: Comparing by Creating Metaphors and Similes.
6: Instructional Technique 6: Comparing by Creating Analogies.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dr. Robert J. Marzano

Dr. Robert J. Marzano is CEO and co-founder of Marzano Research Laboratory, which specializes in school reform efforts to enhance student academic achievement. Over his 40 years in education, the central theme of his work has been translating research and theory into practical programs and tools for teachers and administrators. He is the author of more than 30 books, 150 articles, and more than 100 curriculum guides and related materials for teachers and students.