Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Comparing and Contrasting Candies

Computer Lab Assignment:
Comparing and Contrasting Candies or Candy Comparing and Contrasting

Today -- December 1, 2010 -- in the computer lab, you will use My Access to write paragraphs about the candies.  If you have extra time, work more on the paragraphs we did last time.
As you open MyAccess, check for messages from me!
As you edit your paragraphs, watch for comments from me.

On MyAccess, look for this assignment: Comparing and Contrasting Candies
  or Candy Comparing and Contrasting

You have received two different candies and filled out a Venn diagram to compare and contrast them.

Now you will write two complete paragraphs comparing and contrasting those two candies.
The first complete paragraph should compare (show similarities between) your two candies.
The second should contrast (show differences between) those same candies.  For details use the Venn diagram you have created about the two candies.

Do the following for each paragraph:

  • Remember to include a topic sentence, several supporting details, and a clincher (concluding sentence).
  • Make sure each of the two is a complete paragraph.
  • Make sure each detail supports the topic sentence.
  • Use transitions, but not too many.
  • Revise to create complete, correct, "colorful" (specific) sentences.  For instance, use specific and interesting (and accurate) words to describe the colors.
  • Revise for complete sentences.  use a variety of sentence beginnings.
  • Carefully edit your work for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc.
  • You may use the spell check, the My Tutor, and other tools that are available here.

See the Transition Charts in a nearby post.