Have students compare and contrast topics by moving around from circle to circle explaining why they have chosen each spot.
Students can work in pairs to complete the diagrams. In addition, once students are finished working, they can similary save, print, or e-mail the final versions of their Venn Diagrams.
Students look at the author's purpose, examine multiple viewpoints, and also recognize gaps in the text by comparing different versions of the Big Bad Wolf story. Where the circles overlap, students write shared characteristics things that are the same.
They can organize similarities and differences before comparing and contrasting: three characters. In her lesson plan, Students compare the classic tale of Cinderella with a version set in the pre-Civil War South, Moss Gown by William Hooks, noting the architecture, weather, time period, and culture as depicted in the text and illustrations.
The interactivity of the tool makes all of these adjustments easy to do. This additional text helps to provide a more explicit understanding of the item, and shows up as a footnote on a separate page of the completed diagram. At the end of a unit, chapter, or literature piece, have the students use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast main characters that they have learned about.