All Grades - Comprehension & Content Areas
Why Venn Diagrams?
-They support Common Core State Standards (comprehending fiction & nonfiction books, interpreting visual information, structure of stories...).
-They support English Language Learners (graphic organizers help students structure information).
Venn diagrams don't need to have only two circles! They can be used to find relationships between many things.
These aren't just used for elementary students; venn diagrams can be used throughout high school, college, and so on.
Various Content Areas
Venn diagrams are also cool because they can be used for every subject! They are a popular literacy strategy but their usefulness does not stop there.
Pros & Cons
- Pictures can be used rather than words for younger students or ELLs.
-Helps students learn to compare and contrast, as well as interpret information visually.
-Comparing and contrasting is a skill with which younger students may struggle.
-They are not always super fun.