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					Sixth Grade Supplemental Activities
Activity: Analysis and Compare and Contrast            Activity
                                                       Hand out Worksheet I and Worksheet II to the
Learning Outcomes                                      students. Each image and its caption is provided
Students will be able to:                              on the PAT website located in the resources sec-
  ÿ think critically about images                      tion. Resources section. Explain to students that
  ÿ use the tools of analysis and compare and          they will be looking at two images at the same
    contrast to speculate on meaning                   time and performing two exercises:

Materials                                              Exercise one: Analysis of each image.
Two student worksheets: Analysis and Compare           Ask student if they know what the word analysis
and Contrast                                           means. Review its definition and ask students
                                                       to analyze each image for setting and artist’s
Vocabulary                                             purpose, using the worksheets.
analysis: the separation of an intellectual or mate-
rial whole into parts for individual study             Exercise two: Compare and contrast the images.
Sample sentence: To better understand the book         Ask students if they know what the words mean.
we had to perform an analysis of each chapter.         Once students have an understanding of each
                                                       word’s meaning ask them to respond to the fol-
compare: examine in order to note the similarities     lowing prompts:
or differences between two or more things                ÿ What do these two images have in common
                                                            and how are they different?
Sample sentence: To figure out which ice cream           ÿ Compare the images for setting, mood,
tasted better, we had to compare the two flavors.           use of characters, color, style, and artist’s
                                                            purpose (the message the artist is trying
contrast: to show differences when compared                 to convey).

Sample sentence: Seeing the contrast between the
tall sister and short brother was surprising.




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Page At A Time
Student Worksheet: Analysis and Compare and Contrast



Name                                                    Date




Above: Woman’s Suffrage (1905), by Evelyn Rumsey Cary          Above: Women in the War We Can’t Win Without Them (1942), Designer unknown




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Page At A Time
Student Worksheet: Analysis and Compare and Contrast



Name                                Date


Study the details of each image.

The setting tells where and when a story takes place. Think about how the setting might affect how a
character feels and acts. Write a description of the setting of each image.




The author ’s purpose is the reason why an author wrote a story or why an artist created a work of art.
The author ’s purpose might be to instruct, to amuse, to inform, or to convince you to do something or
think in a certain way. Write what you think the artist’s purpose is for each of these images.




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Now compare and contrast the two images. What do these images have in common and how are they
different? Compare them for setting, mood, use of characters, color, style, and author ’s purpose (the
message the artist is trying to convey).




                                                                           Sixth Grade Supplemental Activities   4
Page At A Time
Student Worksheet: Analysis and Compare and Contrast



Name                                                       Date




Above: Mural study, United States Post Office, New Rochelle, New York, (c. 1941), by Alois Fabry, Jr.




Above: Building the Tamiami Trail (c.1938), by George Snow Hill




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Page At A Time
Student Worksheet II: Analysis and Compare and Contrast



Name                                Date


Study the details of each image.


The setting tells where and when a story takes place. Think about how the setting might affect how a
character feels and acts. Write a description of the setting of each image.




The author ’s purpose is the reason why an author wrote a story or why an artist created a work of art.
The author ’s purpose might be to instruct, to amuse, to inform, or to convince you to do something or
think in a certain way. Write what you think the artist’s purpose is for each of these images.




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Now compare and contrast the two images. What do these images have in common and how are they
different? Compare them for setting, mood, use of characters, color, style, and author’s purpose (the
message the artist is trying to convey).




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