7.2 Identifying Similarities and Differences

1 What is Identifying Similarities and Differences?

Identifying Similarities and Differences is found in the Blue Zone of the Framework for Instructional Planning. The Blue Zone is also known as Helping Students Extend and Apply Knowledge.

Strategy

McREL Definition

Identifying Similarities and Differences

Enhance students' understanding of and ability to use knowledge by engaging them in the mental processes that involve identifying ways items are alike and different. (UTCITW p. 8)

View the video for an introduction to this category of instructional strategies.

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