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Introducing the Venn Diagram in the Kindergarten Classroom
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 30-minute sessions|
Grand Island, Nebraska
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Two hula hoops (Jump ropes may also be used to form the two circles, but are more difficult to move to form overlapping circles.)
- Items to be sorted: 6-10 items per Venn diagram. Items from the classroom are ideal.
- Writing materials, index cards, and sentence strips
- Drawing supplies and scissors
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Decide which content area sorting system you'll use to introduce the Venn diagram to students, and collect the classroom items that students will sort.
- Make copies of the Venn Diagram Graphic Organizer and Venn Diagram Self-Assessment, if desired.
- Test the Introducing the Venn Diagram interactive and Interactive Venn Diagram on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.