The chart on this page requires that students understand what “purebred” means.
Have students discuss the two questions at the bottom of the page and then write responses.
Using academic language
When students are asked to discuss the difference between two processes, they will be using the language of comparison and contrast, a frequently used academic language function. Students may benefit from a review of some of the words and phrases used when comparing and contrasting.
compare: just like, likewise, similarly, in the same way
contrast: however, whereas, unlike, on the other hand, conversely
For some students, a sentence frame may be useful.
In self-pollination, a bee may ____, whereas in cross-pollination, the bee ____.