There are four Venn Diagrams in this document:
1 with no lines or color
1 with lines but no color
1 with no lines but color coded (green is for similar; red is for different)
1 with lines and color coded (green is for similar; red is for different)
This is done so that you can level up and level down based on your student's needs.
I use this tool in pair with my EET style T-Chart. When comparing and contrasting, I have the student color the characteristics that are the same, green, and the characteristics that are different, red. Once the students have color coded the t-chart, it is easier for the students to correctly place the characteristics onto the Venn Diagram.
Link to the T-Chart:
This tool can be used independently during large class sessions. It would be perfect to have on a projector or having each individual working on it independently or in a small group for centers. This is also great when working one on one or during small groups to help the individual state how two objects are similar or different.
Check out this posting for an easy visual of what each EET circle means:
Check out this posting for an easy visual to help with similarities and differences using EET: