This file includes a lesson plan and three worksheets (with & without lines), to help you complete a cohesive compare/contrast lesson with your students. This lesson goes beyond the traditional compare and contrast, it helps your students to synthesize and analyze the information you are comparing. To replace a Venn Diagram, this lesson includes a Criteria Chart and a Turkey Chart to help your students complete this lesson. Please look for my Smart Notebook file to help you complete this activity with your students. At this time of year in Kindergarten, I will use the Smart Board to complete the Criteria Chart and the Turkey Chart verbally with my class. Then my students will draw a picture on their own after discussing the similarities and differences with the class. You can use this with 1st & 2nd graders, as well, they can copy the information off the Smart Notebook file, or work in groups to complete.