Blog 1.4 — Making Connections (Comparison-Contrast)

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     Read 1 John 1.  As you do, mark (in a notebook) its similarities to the cave.  Then write a Deductive Response Paragraph answering the following prompt.

“What are the similarities and differences between these two stories?”


In your response,  you should 

  • Start with Summary of the Story (discuss a major image, perhaps -- or a theme)
  • After introducing, you should be largely comparative (comparison-contrast),and for your third part (what's the significance?), you should come up with an analogy (this is like, just like _________, that can be seen when).
  • As a reminder, deductive response paragraphs (Rule of 3) require 3 different pieces of evidence.  This will be a relatively long paragraph.

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