Circular Venn diagrams can be difficult to write in. In this rectangular version students can easily write differences in the 2 separate boxes and especially in the overlapping space to include features or characteristics that the two topics have in common. The rectangular Venn diagram can be used for a multitude of subject areas and grades. For example, compare 2 math problems, 2 pieces of informational text, 2 letters, 2 songs, 2 characters, 2 countries, 2 states, 2 animals, 2 elements, 2 strategies. The possibilities are endless and support language learners and ALL students in using higher-order thinking!