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The Venn Center: A Higher Level Independent Thinking Center {Set 1}

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Are you looking for higher level thinking and learning activities for your students to do at centers when they're not with you? I've created "The Venn Center"...where students compare and contrast two similar but different things, people, food or animals. There are 16 weeks of centers here. A mini-lesson with an attributes anchor chart included and 16 center signs, one for each week.

Each sheet will compare the following:
*maple leaf and oak leaf
*blueberries and blackberries
*strawberries and raspberries
*peanuts and potatoes
*pumpkins and oranges
*apples and oranges
*carrots and peas
*dogs and cats
*leopards and lions
*chicks and piglets
*American New Year and Chinese New Year
*Thanksgiving and Christmas
*Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong
*feathers and dragonfly wings
*clay pot and glass bottle
*umbrellas and hats

Can be used within a unit study, as a mini-research project or stand alone thinking activity.

This center was created to be printed on legal size paper, 8-1/2 x 14. Thank you for looking, purchasing or adding to your wishlist.

Jen Jones
www.helloliteracy.blogspot.com
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On  October 12, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hi Jen!
Thank you for sharing your Comparing and Contrasting unit! I just printed it and the edges are cut off, it looks like it enlarged from the original. I am using a PC and tried printing on two different printers. Do you know what I can try to get it to print correctly?

Thanks so much!
~Kelsey
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On  October 12, 2012Hello Literacy answered:
Are you printing it on legal size paper, 8 1/2 x 14? In your printer settings, You must also change it to legal size to print it out. I'm sorry you've wasted printer ink trying to get it right. Let me know. :-)
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The Venn Center: A Higher Level Independent Thinking Cente
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The Venn Center: A Higher Level Independent Thinking Cente
The Venn Center: A Higher Level Independent Thinking Cente