- Draw a line across the top where the title will go. (It’s best to write the title after you have finished writing the page.)
- Draw a line across the bottom of the page that marks off enough space for exactly one line of writing.
- Draw 2 vertical lines down the remainder of the page so that it is divided into 3 columns
- Label the right-hand column “Different.” Label the middle column “Same.” The left-hand column doesn’t need a label.
- Write the letters of the alphabet down the left-hand edge of the page.
For each letter of the alphabet, write down a word that begins with that letter. Any word.
Next to that word, in the Same column, write another word that is more or less the same as the first word.
In the Different column, write down a word that is somehow different from the other two.
After you have filled up all the columns, in the skinny one-line space at the bottom of the page, write a comment. An observation about the process of filling the columns. A thought that passed through your mind as you were writing down words. Whatever pops into your head and fits into the tiny space allowed.
Finally, give your work a title and write the date on it, too. If you add some kind of illustration, you will be glad you did when you look back at the page later.