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Grade 8: Compare-Contrast Essay

If your introduction fizzles out, try these ideas.

Ask a question.

Does running or walking provide a better workout? That depends on how each is done. These two types of foot-pounding locomotion are both similar and different.

Share an anecdote from your life or someone else's.

At the antique car fair, Ted and I marveled at the old Model T Fords. They looked so primitive! Yet despite their age and simple structure, they have much in common with modern cars.

State a surprising fact.

Though both chickens and turkeys strut through our farmyard, these feathered creatures aren't exactly cousins. Chickens originated in Asia, but turkeys come from the Americas. They have many similarities and differences.

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