Would you like to know which of your students can say the alphabet backwards or who would like to work on a cruise ship? This engaging Venn diagram activity will help your students to learn similarities and differences beyond the standard "We both live in Texas" or "He is nine years old and I am ten years old." If you think it's time for some fresh information, this product just might be the ticket! Plus, it's perfect for back to school and suitable for (almost) any grade and any subject!
Two Venn diagrams are included: the original for two people and a three-ring diagram in case you want to group students by threes or in case you have an odd number of students and need that last person to join a group!
Students use the list of forty ideas to jumpstart their conversation about similarities and differences. Imagine the fun your kiddos will have as they discuss which of them is a morning person, or who likes sushi, or who can name twenty countries in under thirty seconds! Pick a specific number that they must include on their diagrams, or just let them work for a certain amount of time. You could also have students create one diagram using only the ideas in the first column and then switch partners and make a second diagram using only the second column. Bam! Double the use!
The second version has a list of twenty opinions that students discuss to see which they agree on. They will then categorize the opinions in the Venn diagram based on whether or not they agree with the statements. No worries about controversial topics...The opinions are very kid-friendly - ranging from "Recycling should be mandatory" to "Hot fudge is the most delicious topping on an ice cream sundae." A perfect chance to encourage kids to listen respectfully to others' opinions!
Did I mention??? Detailed student instructions are included for both versions so students are guided about how/where to write each item.
Included in this 8-page resource:
1) Cover page
2) Venn diagram template - two people
3) Venn diagram template - three people
4) Student instructions for list of ideas
5) List of ideas
6) Student instructions for opinions
7) List of opinions
8) Credits page
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