Venn diagrams are a quick, easy and interesting way to introduce and practice comparison and contrast writing.
I designed Venn Friends, as an especially fun way to do that. These are also a great way for you and your students to get to know each other better.
Students have 3 choices for their Venn friend topper: a turkey, a Pilgrim boy or girl, or a Native American boy or girl.
They pick one, color, trim and glue it to the top of their Venn diagram circle. I’ve included both left and right-sided Venn circles, so they are easy for children to match up and glue together.
You can have a turkey find a turkey partner, a boy Pilgrim find a girl Pilgrim, or a boy Native American find a boy Pilgrim, mixing and matching however you or your students wish.
a way to get to know each other, I’ve included a list of questions they
can ask their partner.
From there, they choose what information they
want to record on their Venn diagram. Each student does their own “different”
portion of the circle, and then, once they glue their circles together,
they take turns recording the similarities that they have with their Venn friend in the middle “same” section.