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From Quantitative to Qualitative: Writing Descriptions of Data From Tables

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From Quantitative to Qualitative: Writing Descriptions of Data From Tables

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kristen di Gennaro, Ed.D.

New York, New York


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives






  • Tables from the websites (listed below)

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Compare & Contrast Map

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Compare & Contrast Map

The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.


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  1. Make copies or an overhead of the Student Ascriptions of Gender TableCompare and Contrast ChartSample Description of Student Ascriptions of Gender Table, and Textual Descriptions of Tables.
  2. Select the tables that students will use for the writing assignment later in the lesson, either from  existing resources or by exploring the websites for useful tables.
  3. Make copies of Peer Review Worksheet for Describing Data in Tables.
  4. Make copies or an overhead of Grading Rubric for Descriptions of Tables.
  5. Test the Compare and Contrast Map on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

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