Compare Contrast Outline

10:53 AM

I was teaching Expository Writing 101: Compare and Contrast Essay to an assembly of sixth-graders today, and we decided to compare/contrast Skittles and M&Ms. To the students I spoke with: great job, and feel free to write the actual essay! This is our outline:


Point 1: Texture and Shape

1. Skittles are gummy
2. Skittles are round.
3. Skittles are smooth on the exterior.

Point 2: Color

1. Skittles come in blue, red, yellow, green, purple and orange.

Point 3: Flavor

1. Skittles taste fruity.

Point 1: Texture

1. M&Ms are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
2. Round
3. Smooth

Point 2: Color

1. Same colors as Skittles with brown
2. You can get a photo printed on an M&M

Point 3: Flavor

1. M&Ms are chocolate
2. Some M&Ms have peanut butter

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  1. Anonymous12:25 PM

    hey i was there today. Nice job. I was the one who sat next to Jordan. He's the one who wanted Star wars Vs. Star Trek. lol! I'm glad Mrs. gay invited you. Thanks for coming!