This graphic organizer involves two items that are linked together by characteristics or attributes. As part of the activity, you would describe and compare attributes and characteristics of items (things, people, places, events, ideas, etc.)
When using the venn diagram, reflect on the following critical questions*:
- What items do you want to compare? What characteristics do the items have in common (intersecting portion)?
- How are the items similar (the same) and different (non intersecting portion) based on the characteristics?
Notes from previous posting: Graphic organizers convert complex information into manageable chunks. They make content area information more accessible to English Language Learners. They include webs, Venn diagrams, charts, and other visual tools that enable your ELLs to better comprehend and organize information that is taught. This will further allow your ELLs to develop their higher level thinking skills and promote their creativity.