NOT Your Ordinary Venn Diagrams: Enrichment Activities for Critical Thinking

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Research shows that identifying similarities and differences is one of the most powerful strategies for improving student learning. Venn diagrams are a terrific tool to help students realize this strategy.

The 26 printable pages included in this download are NOT your ordinary Venn Diagrams, however . . . !

The Venn diagrams in this resource are perfect for enrichment activities because they help students think outside the box with "forced associations.” A forced association is a relationship between items or ideas that are seemingly unrelated (ex: school and an amusement park or primary colors and the 1st ten counting digits). By combining items that appear to be dissimilar, students are encouraged to think in new ways and to develop new perspectives and understandings. Forced associations help students to think critically and creatively, build divergent thinking skills, and develop an awareness of relationships. Oh yeah, and they’re fun!

These no-prep printables are great for independent activities, centers & stations, and cooperative learning because the format is familiar to students and consistent in nature – only the content matter changes, so there is no time consuming teaching of procedures. Furthermore, Venn diagrams are easy to differentiate with little to no prep work! (Isn’t that the best :-) Venn diagrams can easily be differentiated to meet the needs of ALL learners!  In addition to 26 printable activities, this resource includes a series of easy, low (or no!) prep strategies for successful differentiation and implementation.

These no NO-PREP printables are great for:
• Centers and Stations
• Anchor Activities
• Enrichment Activities for Fast Finishers
• Cooperative Learning
• Independent Activities
• Morning work/bell ringers
• Daily Five – Work on Writing
• Interest-based activities
• Learning Contracts

This download includes:
• 26 printable activities
• a blank Venn Diagram
• A rubric to guide and evaluate student responses
• Strategies for differentiation
• Instructional Strategies & Teacher Tips

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If you and your students enjoy these activities, you may also like the following differentiated enrichment activities:

Fractions: Error Analysis – Differentiated Task Cards.
Brain Food! No Prep Printables for Critical and Creative Thinking.
Fraction Pattern Block Puzzles: Task Cards & Printables for Critical Thinking.
Mix and Match: Picture Prompts for Narrative Writing.

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Please contact me if you have questions or feedback; I’d love to hear from you!
Christy

© Christy Howe 2014. Materials are intended for personal use in one classroom only. For use in multiple classrooms, please purchase additional licenses.


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