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Einstein Triangles 1 Critical Thinking Cartoons and Paintings

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A large measure of Einstein’s genius was that he saw connections between aspects of the universe, time, space, mass, and the speed of light, other scientists had missed.

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In his spirit, Einstein Triangles will help our students (and us!) see connections between academic subjects we might otherwise miss.

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Einstein Triangles ... WBT’s finest, analytical, synthetical, critical thinking, course summarizing game.

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The perfect critical thinking activity would be:
-- used at any grade level K-12 -- used for any subject, music to algebra -- used by students of any ability, special ed, gifted, ELL. -- develop students speaking and writing skills ... as well as their thinking skills -- develop students analytical and synthetical abilities -- would require no material purchases -- would be stinkin’ fun
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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if such a game existed? And was free?

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Compare

Contrast

Topic
A powerful strategy for helping students to think complexly is for them to compare, contrast and see connections between one topic and another.
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Connect

What could you compare to the topic?

What could you contrast with the topic?

Topic
What have we studied that is connected to the topic?
Three simple questions lead to remarkable depths of critical thinking.
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What could you compare to a rain forest? rain forest

What could you contrast with a rain forest?

What have we studied that is connected to rain forests?
For example, you want your kids to think critically about rain forests.
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What could you compare to a rain forest? analytical rain forest

The compare question is analytical, asking students to think about characteristics that rain forests share with other natural phenomena.
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What could you contrast with a rain forest? rain forest analytical

The contrast question is also analytical, asking students to think about what uniquely distinguishes rain forests from the rest of nature.
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What could you contrast with a rain forest? rain forest analytical

Stop for a second. If students say everything that rain forests share with other things .. and everything that is unique about them ... they have made a deep, analytical investigation into the essence of rain forests.
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rain forest

What have we studied that is connected to rain forests?

synthetical

The connection question is synthetical, asking students to link rain forests to other course material.
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rain forest

What have we studied that is connected to rain forests?

synthetical

The synthetical question does what we almost never do ... join course material into a unified whole.
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What could you compare to a rain forest? analytical rain forest

What could you contrast with a rain forest? analytical

What have we studied that is connected to rain forests? synthetical
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Big Important Point 1 WBT Veterans: Make the Einstein Triangle below a big,
prominent part of your classroom. When kids are doing the teach-okay, they should only repeat what you said twice, and then go immediately into compare/contrast/connect. “How does this information compare to other information we’ve learned? How does this question contrast with other questions? How does this lesson connect with other lessons?” All day long, compare/contrast/connect, continuous Einstein Triangeling Critical Thinking.

Compare

Topic
Connect

Contrast

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Big Important Point 2 K-3 Teachers: All the slides in this program can be used for your classes. However, slides from 252 onward, involving great art, may be challenging. Nonetheless, expect that your K-3 students’ cultural horizons will be significantly broadened by comparing and contrasting a selection of Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpieces.

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Big Important Point 3 4th-12th Teachers: Before beginning Einstein’s Triangles, review slides up to 80 to understand the basic pattern of the program. Pay attention to the instructional directions on slide 50. Then, look through slides 205-245. Be sure your kids know and can use the gestures reviewed in slides 205-220. Material on Vincent Van Gogh, designed especially for your grade levels, begins at slide 252.
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As K-12 students develop their critical thinking skills, they will use gestures for the following terms, the Elite Eight. 1. compare 2. contrast 3. connect 4. because 5. for example 6. also 7. but 8. more

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In all grades, gestures are powerful learning aids, incorporating the motor and visual cortex. Teach your kids this gesture for compare, showing how two concepts are joined together. Green is our compare color.

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K-12 students need to learn synonyms for “compare.” As a powerful learning aid, this same gesture is used for “like,” “alike,” and “similar.”

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Teach your kids that bumping fists together stands for contrast. This shows two concepts “don’t go together.” Red is our color for contrast.

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This gesture is also used for contrast synonyms, “unlike,” “not like” and “different,” huge additions to a student’s critical thinking vocabulary.

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Teach your kids to link their fingers together when they say “connects to.” Blue is our connect color.
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This gesture is also used for “connect” synonyms: “related to” and, for lower grades, “makes me think about.” For example, in upper grades a student might say, “Vocabulary words related to a rain forest are ...” In lower grades, a student might say, “Vocabulary words that a rain forest makes me think about are ...”
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Kids clap their hands once when they say “because” ... giving themselves applause for using one of reasoning’s most important words.
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The “for example” gesture is called the Example Popper. A child is pulling an example out his or her head.

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The “but” gesture is to assertively put your hands on your hips. “I like soccer but it is a lot of work.”
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A useful, advanced synonym for “but” is “however.” Use the same gesture. “I like soccer however it is a lot of work.”
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Rolling your forefingers around each other is the sign for “tell me more” or “I’m telling you more,” a gesture for detail sentences.

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For example, if a student is talking, a teacher may give the more gesture to hear more information. Or, students may use the more gesture to signal they are going add more to a topic.

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For the “Also” gesture, teach your kids to hold their chin thoughtfully. They’ve just thought of something else to say.

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This gesture can also be used for “In addition,” a useful synonym for “also.”

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For several days, show your K-12 students the following pictures of the Elite Eight. Have them make the gesture and say the words. Go fast or slow, ask them to use silly voices, clown voices, birdy voices. Make it fun! Nothing better than a class of kids giggling, laughing, learning ... that’s why you love them.
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compare

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contrast

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connects to

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because

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For example,

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Also,

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more

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As a next step, all during lessons, suddenly say one of the words ... or use it as you speak. The kids should quickly repeat the word and make the gesture. Here are the words, the Elite Eight: 1. compare 2. contrast 3. connects to 4. because 5. for example 6. also 7. but 8. more
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Don’t fret because your students don’t know exactly what the words mean ... teaching them the meaning of the words is what Einstein Triangles is all about!
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Also, don’t worry that during the game synonyms for some of the words are used. For example, “different” is sometimes used for “contrast,” “alike” is used for “compare” etc. Teaching critical thinking synonyms is a huge part of Einstein Triangles.
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For maximum effectiveness, you should use WBT’s Core Four during your lessons: ClassYes, Mirror Words, TeachOkay and the Scoreboard. Detailed descriptions of each are available in webcasts 557, 558, 561, 562 in our video archive at http://goo.gl/jxy2Fs.
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As to K-3* pacing, each cartoon sequence contains 11 questions, moving from Easy Padeasy to Toughie-Wuffie. Don’t spend more than 5-10 minutes per day. After your kids know the gestures, here’s a suggested schedule ... *For 4th-12th pacing of slides beginning at 252, go as far as you can, each day, in 30 minute sessions.

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Einstein Triangles K-3 Pacing Guide
Day One: Questions 1-5 Day Two: Questions 1-6 Day Three: Questions 1-6 Day Four: Questions 6-7 Day Five: Question 6-7 Day Six: Question 8 Day Seven: Question 8-9 Day Eight-Eleven: Question 10 (the Toughie-Wuffie!) Day Twelve: Question 11 -- there are five sequences of cartoons ... follow the above schedule for each sequence ... enough for 60 days of cartoon Critical Thinking!!!
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Now you’re ready to start! 1. Use a computer projector. 2. Model an answer to an Einstein Triangle question. 3. Using large gestures, student pairs continuously create answers, even repeating themselves, until you call them back. 4. Individual students share their answers with the class. 5. Go on to the next question. -- the next screen is the first one, after the gestures, you show your K-3 class. Grades 4-12 start at slide 252.
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Coach B
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I’m Coach B! Welcome to Whole Brain College! We’re going to play Einstein Triangles, a wacky game that challenges my college kids!

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One word of advice ... this game will be lots of fun ... unless you run into THE GREAT DOUBLE WHOMPUS.

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Coach B
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I'LL PICK TWO PICTURES 1. Work with your neighbor. 2. Compare. 3. Contrast. 4. Connect. 5. BEcome the next einstein! 6. DON'T THINK ABOUT THE GREAT DOUBLE WHOMPUS.

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What does this picture make you think about?

Connect
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The picture makes me think about ______ because __________.

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What is one way they are alike?

Compare
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They are alike because ____.

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What is one way they are not alike?

Contrast
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They are not alike because _____.

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What are two ways they are similar?

Compare
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They are similar because ____ and ___.

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What are two ways they are different?

Contrast

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They are different because ____ and ___.

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What three comparisons do you see?

Compare

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The comparisons I see are ____, ____, and ____.

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What three contrasts do you see?

Contrast

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The contrasts I see are ____, ___, and _____.

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Compare and contrast these two.

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They are similar because ___, ___, and ___. Also, ___. In conclusion, ____.

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They are different because ___, ___, and ___. Also, ___. In conclusion, ____.

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What do you see? Sounds simple, right?

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I look at one bird and see _____. I look at the other bird and see ______. They are similar because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. They are different because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. In conclusion, ___.
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What have we studied that connects to this picture?

Connect

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What we have studied that connects to this picture is ____.

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Good job! I’m doing a victory dance for you! Now, let’s build your brain power even more with compare and contrast gestures!

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Don’t worry, you’ll probably never see The Great Double Whompus again. I don’t see him anywhere. Do you?

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compare

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contrast

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alike

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unlike

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similar

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different

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comparison

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difference

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1. I can compare ___ with ____ because _____. 2. ___ is like ___ because ___. 3. ___ is similar to ___ because ___. 4. ___ and ___ are alike because ___.
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1. I can contrast ___ with ____ because _____. 2. ___ is unlike ___ because ___. 3. ___ is different than ___ because ___. 4. ___ and ___ are not alike because ___.
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Okay, you’re ready for another round of Einstein Triangles! I wonder what happened to The Great Double Whompus?

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What does this picture make you think about?

Connect

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The picture makes me think about ______ because __________.

Q-1
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What is one way they are alike?

Compare

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They are alike because ____.

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What is one way they are not alike?

Contrast

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They are not alike because _____.

Q-3
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What are two ways they are similar?

Compare

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They are similar because ____ and ___.

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What are two ways they are different?

Contrast

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They are different because ____ and ___.

Q-5
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What three comparisons do you see?

Compare

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The comparisons I see are ____, ____, and ____.

Q-6
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What three contrasts do you see?

Contrast

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The contrasts I see are ____, ___, and _____.

Q-7
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Miss me???

I can’t hear you!

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Compare and contrast these two.

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They are similar because ___, ___, and ___. Also, ___. In conclusion, ____.

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They are different because ___, ___, and ___. Also, ___. In conclusion, ____.

Q-9
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Know why they call me The Great Double Whompus?

Because I whomp kids twice with compare and contrast! Ha! Ha!

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Great ready for your Double Whomping!

Nothing makes me happier than hearing kids say “I can’t!” That means they got Double Whomped!!!

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What do you see?

(Don’t let The Great Double Whompus hear you say ‘I can’t!’)

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I look at the dog and see _____. I look at the cat and see ______. They are similar because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. They are different because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. In conclusion, ___.

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What have we studied that connects to this picture?

Connect

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What we have studied that connects to this picture is ____.

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Wonderful I’ll do another victory dance for you! Here’s more brain power training with compare, contrast and connect! I’m sure The Great Double Whompus is gone forever. If you ever see him, please, please, let me know.

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compare

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contrast

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alike

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unlike

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similar

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different

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comparison

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difference

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connects with

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connection

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relates to

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links to

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1. There is a connection between ____ and ____ because _____. 2. ____ relates to ____ because _____. 3. ____ is linked to ____ because _____.
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Okay, you’re ready for another game of Einstein Triangles! I just got a letter from The Great Double Whompus. He promised he would never Whomp you again. Do you believe him?

Whompy Whomp!
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What does this picture make you think about?

Connect

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I connect this picture to ____ because _______.

Q-1
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What is one way they are alike?

Compare
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They are alike because ____.

Q-2
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What is one way they are not alike?

Contrast

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They are not alike because _____.

Q-3
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What are two ways they are similar?

Compare
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They are similar because ____ and ___.

Q-4
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What are two ways they are different?

Contrast

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They are different because ____ and ___.

Q-5
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What three comparisons do you see?

Compare
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The comparisons I see are ____, ____, and ____.

Q-6
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What three contrasts do you see?

Contrast

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The contrasts I see are ____, ___, and _____.

Q-7
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Say, “hi!”

I can’t hear you!

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I can’t hear you because one of my flappy things is dangling over my ear.

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Compare and contrast these two.

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They are similar because ___, ___, and ___. Also, ___. In conclusion, ____.

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They are different because ___, ___, and ___. Also, ___. In conclusion, ____.

Q-9
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Great ready for your Double Whomping!

Some people love music. I love to hear kids screeching “I can’t!” when I Double Whomp them with a comparison and contrast!
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What do you see?

(Remember, use your brain power gestures to defeat The Great Double Whompus!)

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I look at the sad dog and see _____. I look at the happy dog and see ______. They are similar because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. They are different because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. In conclusion, ___.

Q-10
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How does this picture relate to that we have studied?

Connect

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What we have studied that this picture relates to is ____.

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Wonderful One more victory dance! Here’s more brain power training! I’ve heard the Great Double Whompus has wings. That would mean he could fly down anytime. No way.

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When you speak a word that has a capital letter, lift one hand off the other, to show you are speaking a word that starts with a big letter.
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Read the following words. Use the capital letter gesture when needed.
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The the a A One boy This dog

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Now try the following sentences.
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The dog’s name was Joe.
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We drove to California.
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They live beside Lake Powell.
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Errrt!

This is the gesture for a period. Push your hand out and say “errrt!” like you are putting on the brakes and stopping. A period is where a sentence stops.
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Now, use your capital letter gesture and your period gesture for the following sentences.
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This is fun and I want to keep playing.
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My teacher, Mrs. Jones, wants to go to the Moon.
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Today I ate at Jose’s house.
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For a comma, make a comma shaped curve in the air. Purple, as you may have noticed, is our punctuation color.

When you make the comma, say “Zoop!”
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I like apples, oranges, and bananas.
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Your dog, Max, looks like George Washington.
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Look, there is a big, fat, bug in my Pensacola salad.
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Here’s the next round of Einstein Triangles! I wonder what kind of weird monster would make a whompy, whomp sound? I hope it is a big chicken chicken.

Whompy Whomp!
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What does this picture make you think about?

Connect

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The picture makes me think about ______ because __________.

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What is one way they are alike?

Compare
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They are alike because ____.

Q-2
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What is one way they are not alike?

Contrast
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They are not alike because _____.

Q-3
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What are two ways they are similar?

Compare
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They are similar because ____ and ___.

Q-4
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What are two ways they are different?

Contrast

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They are different because ____ and ___.

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What three comparisons do you see?

Compare

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The comparisons I see are ____, ____, and ____.

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What three contrasts do you see?

Contrast

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The contrasts I see are ____, ___, and _____.

Q-7
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Say, “oh no!”

I can’t hear you!

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Compare and contrast these two.

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They are similar because ___, ___, and ___. Also, ___. In conclusion, ____.

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They are different because ___, ___, and ___. Also, ___. In conclusion, ____.

Q-9
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What do you see?

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Don’t forget your brain power gestures. You can whomp the whompus!

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The Whompus is scary, tricky, and a Big Meanie!!
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I look at the happy dog and see _____. I look at the surfing dog and see ______. They are similar because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. They are different because __. For example, _____. Also, _____. In conclusion, ___.
Q-10
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How is this picture related to what we have studied?

Connect

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What we have studied that this picture relates to is ____.

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More victory dancing! You’re ready for the last round with the Double Whompus ... and a Big Surprise. First, let’s learn two, new, brain power gestures.

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In conclusion,
This is the gesture for “In conclusion”. Move your hands like an umpire saying, “safe!” You’re safe, the play is over.
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Help me!

Whenever you are stuck and don’t know what to say, put your hands out and say “Help me!” Your classmates will give you great suggestions!
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Let’s review all your brain power gestures! Then, you’ll be ready for The Great Double Whompus!

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In conclusion,
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Help me!
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My name is Coach B. I love kids, teaching, and jelly beans.
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compare

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contrast

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connects with

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because

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For example,

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Also,

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more

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but
“But” is an important but tricky word. You must use it carefully. Never use “but” at the start of a sentence. Here is some practice.
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but
I love pizza but not with a lot of cheese. School is fun but it is hard. Batman is brave but Wonder Woman is stronger. _______ but _______.

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Ready, go! And don’t forget, you have a Big Surprise coming!

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What does this picture make you think about?

Connect

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The picture makes me think about ______ because __________.

_______ but ________.

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What is one way they are all alike?

Compare
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They are all alike because ____.

______ but _______.

Q-2
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What is one way they are all not alike?

Contrast
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They are not alike because _____.

______ but _____.

Q-3
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What are two ways they are all similar?

Compare
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They are all similar because ____ and ___.

Q-4
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What are two ways they are all different?

Contrast

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They are all different because ____ and ___.

Q-5
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What three comparisons do you see?

Compare

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The comparisons I see are ____, ____, and ____.

______ but ______.

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What three contrasts do you see?

Contrast

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The contrasts I see are ____, ___, and _____. ______ but _______.

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Compare and contrast any two of these three.

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They are similar because ___, ___, and ___. Also, ___. In conclusion, ____.

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They are different because ___, ___, and ___. Also, ___. In conclusion, ____.

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When you see [more], make the more gesture and add more sentences! You’ll flatten The Great Double Whompus!

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What do you see?

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I look at one boy and see _____. [more] I look at the girl and see ______. [more] They are similar because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. [more] They are different because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. [more] In conclusion, ___. [more]
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What does this picture connect to that we have studied?

Connect

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What we have studied that connects to this picture is ____.

______ but ______.

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victory dance! This is my ...

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The Big Surprise is I wasn’t trying to Whomp You. I was hoping you’d Whomp me! That’s why I’ve turned my true colors ... green (compare), red (contrast), blue (connect). You are Whompingly Wonderful! Are you excited???
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I can’t hear you!

I’m Coach B! Welcome to Whole Brain College! We’re going to play Einstein Triangles, a game that challenges my college kids!

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In this game, you will learn more about one of the greatest painters of all time, Vincent Van Gogh.

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But first, I want you to learn how to think with your whole brain ... it’s Whole Brain College, you know! ... So, learn these gesture.

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In all grades, gestures are powerful learning tool, incorporating brain’s physical and visual learning areas. This gesture is for compare, showing how two concepts are joined together. Green is our compare color.

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As a remarkable learning aid, this same gesture is used for “like,” “alike,” and “similar.”

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Bumping your fists together stands for contrast. This shows two concepts “don’t go together.” Red is our color for contrast.

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This gesture is also used for contrast synonyms, “unlike,” “not like” and “different,” huge additions to your critical thinking vocabulary.

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Link your fingers together when you say “connects to.” Blue is our connect color.

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This gesture is also used for “connect” synonyms: “related to” and “links to.”

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Clap your hands once when you say “because” ... give yourself applause for using one of reasoning’s most important words.
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The “for example” gesture is called the Example Popper. You are pulling an example out of your head.

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For the “Also” gesture, hold your chin thoughtfully. You’ve just thought of something else to say.

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This gesture can also be used for “In addition,” a useful synonym for “also.”

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The “but” gesture is to assertively put your hands on your hips. “I like soccer but it is a lot of work.”
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You can also use “however” as a synonym for “but.” “I like soccer however it is a lot of work.”
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Rolling your forefingers around each other is the sign for “tell me more” or “I’m telling you more,” a gesture for detail sentences.

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For example, if you are talking, a teacher may give the more gesture to hear more information. Or, you may use the more gesture to signal you are going to say more on a topic.

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Now, practice these gestures as your teacher flips through the following slides.

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compare

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contrast

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connect

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because

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For example,

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Also,

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more

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similar

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different

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related to

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because

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For example,

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In addition,

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but or however
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more

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As you talk to your neighbor about Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings, use these gestures. When you make gestures, you are using two of your brain’s most powerful memory areas, regions that control physical and visual learning.

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Now, to make this game of Einstein Triangles interesting, you will be playing against my class of college students! They will tell you how many points they scored at various levels and dare you to beat them.

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We will, we will, WHOMP YOU!
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Here are two paintings that Vincent Van Gogh, one of the greatest painters of all time, made of himself. Van Gogh lived from 1853 to 1890 and created some of his most famous pictures in France.
Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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This is the only painting Van Gogh sold in his lifetime, “Red Vineyard at Arles.” A collector bought the art work for about $1,600. Today, his works are auctioned for tens of millions of dollars. Van Gogh died, believing he was a failure.

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What do these paintings that Van Gogh painted of himself, make you think about? Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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I filled in the next blank three times!

Beat that!

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These self-portraits make me think about ____ because ____. ______ but _______. Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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What is one way the self-portraits are alike? Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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The self-portraits alike because _______. ____ but _______. Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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What is one way they are different? Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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They are different because _______. _____ but _______. Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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What are two ways they are similar? Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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I filled in the next blank five times!

Don’t feel bad because college students are whompin’ you.

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They are similar because _____ and _____. Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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What are two differences between the selfportraits? Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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The self-portraits are different because _____ and ____. Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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What three comparisons do you see? Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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Comparisons are hard.

Look carefully. If you can’t find three, great comparisons ... guess what? we whomped you.
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The comparisons are _____, _____, and ______. Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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What three contrasts do you see in these self-portraits? Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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The contrasts are ____, _____, and ______. Summer: 1887 Winter: 1887

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If you don’t go to college, don’t even try the next challenge.

Just work on counting to 10. Maybe review your ABC’s.

I’m one of those super smart, young kids who goes to college. Face it. You’re not me.

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Compare and contrast these two paintings. You must use the words: similar, different, because, for example, also, but, and in conclusion.

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I look at the Summer: 1887 SelfPortrait and see _____. [more] ____ but ______. In the Winter: 1887 Self Portrait I see ______. [more] _____ but _____. They are similar because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. [more] They are different because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. [more] In conclusion, ___. [more]

Or, your teacher may ask you to use the essay frame below.

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What have you studied that relates to these two paintings? Winter: 1887 Summer: 1887

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What we have studied that relates to these two paintings is _______________. Winter: 1887 Summer: 1887

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You survived the first challenge with my college class. Now, before we look at two more paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, memorize these gestures.

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In conclusion,
This is the gesture for “In conclusion”. Move your hands like an umpire saying, “safe!” You’re safe, the play is over.
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Help me!
When you are lost or your mind goes blank, stick your hands out and say “Help me!” Your friends will happily make suggestions about what to say.
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Here are two of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, “Sun Flowers.” After Van Gogh’s death, the painting on the left sold for $39.70. In 1987, the same painting sold for 82 million dollars.

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What do these paintings by Vincent Van Gogh make you think about? Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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When college students look at these paintings, they think about science stuff they’ve studied.

Ever hear of science?

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These paintings make me think about ____ because ____. Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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What is one way they are alike? Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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They are alike because _______ but ______. Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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What is one way they are different? Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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They are different because _______ but _____. Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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You probably forgot them. In Coach B’s college class, we always use the powerful brain gestures he taught us.
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Don’t feel bad. You’re just a kid.

Quick! What are the gestures for: compare, contrast, for example, also, in addition, connect, more, help me!, in conclusion?

What are two ways they are similar? Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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They are similar because _____ and _____. Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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What are two differences between the paintings? Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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They are different because _____ and ____. Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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What three comparisons do you see? Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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If you and your neighbor can come up with 10 comparisons, we’ll be impressed. But we’ll never admit it.

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The comparisons are _____, _____, and ______. Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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What three contrasts do you see? Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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The contrasts are ____, _____, and ______. Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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Compare and contrast these two paintings. You must use the words: similar, different, because, for example, also and in conclusion.

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Or, your teacher may ask you to use the essay frame below.

I look at Sunflowers 1 and see _____. [more] ____ but _____. In Sunflowers 2 I see ______. [more] ____ but ____. They are similar because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. [more] They are different because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. [more] In conclusion, ___. [more]

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What have you studied that relates to these two paintings? Sunflowers 1 Sunflowers 2

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What we have studied that relates to these two paintings is _______________ but ______.

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You survived the second challenge with my college class. Now, before we look at two more paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, memorize these punctuation gestures. Use them whenever you talk to your neighbor about the paintings.

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When you speak a word that has a capital letter, lift one hand off the other, to show you are speaking a word that starts with a big letter.
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Errrt!

This is the gesture for a period. Push your hand out and say “errrt!” like you are putting on the brakes and stopping. A period is where a sentence stops.
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For a comma, make a comma shaped curve in the air. Purple, as you may have noticed, is our punctuation color.

When you make the comma, say “Zoop!”
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Let’s review all the gestures! I’ll show them to you; you say the word and make the gesture.

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Errrt!

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“The Starry Night,” painted in 1889, is one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. It is insured for 100 million dollars but is not for sale.

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What does this painting by Vincent Van Gogh make you think about?

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This painting makes me think about ____ because ____.

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What is one way the left and right side are alike?

Left
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Right

They are alike because _______.

Left
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Right

What is one way the left and right side are different?

Left
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They are different because _______.

Left
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What are two ways the left and right sides are similar?

Left
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They are similar because _____ and _____.

Left
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What are two differences between the left and right sides?

Left
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They are different because _____ and ____.

Left
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What three comparisons do you see between the left and right sides?

Left
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The comparisons are _____, _____, and ______.

Left
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What three contrasts do you see?

Left
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The contrasts are ____, _____, and ______.

Left
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Compare and contrast the two sides. You must use the words: similar, different, because, for example, also and in conclusion.

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Or, your teacher may ask you to use the essay frame below.

I look at the left side of “Starry Night” and see _____. [more] ___ but ____. On the right side, I see ______. [more] ____ but ____. The two sides are similar because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. [more] The sides are different because ______. For example, _____. Also, _____. [more] In conclusion, ___. [more]

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What have you studied that relates to The Starry Night?

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What we have studied that relates to The Starry Night is ___________________.

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Now, whomp those college kids by summing up what you’ve learned about Van Gogh.

I have learned three things about Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. First, ___. Second, ____. Third, ____. A paragraph about First. [use “For example,” “but” and “Also”]. A paragraph about Second. [use “For example,” “but” and “Also,”]. A paragraph about Third. [use “For example,” “but” and “In addition,”]. In conclusion, ______.
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Okay. You whomped us. We hope you didn’t think we were serious when we said you couldn’t beat us. We were just kidding. Honest.

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