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Venn Diagram

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Venn Diagram

Grades K – 12
Interactive Type Organizing & Summarizing
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

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This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles. Students identify and record concepts that can be placed in one of the circles or in the overlapping areas, allowing them to organize their information logically. Students may view and edit their draft diagrams, then print the finished diagrams for reference. In some cases, the Venn diagram tool has been customized to complement a specific lesson or activity.

Are you using mobile devices in your classroom? If so, check out Venn Diagram for iPads and Android tablets!

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Varying Views of America

Students work together to analyze three poems about America with varying points of view.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Magazine Redux: An Exercise in Critical Literacy

Paper and pixels get compared in this lesson in which students compare both printed and online versions of a magazine.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Cross-Age Tutoring Activities With Lewis and Clark

Interaction and adventure draws high school and elementary school students together as they analyze stories about the Lewis and Clark expedition.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Is a Sentence a Poem?

Students use their own poetry to analyze syntax, imagery, and meaning in a one-sentence poem by a canonical author to decide what makes it a poem.

 

Grade   9  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A Harlem Renaissance Retrospective: Connecting Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry

Students research, evaluate, and synthesize information about the Harlem Renaissance from varied resources, create an exhibit, and highlight connections across disciplines (i.e., art, music, and poetry) using a Venn diagram.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Making Connections to Myth and Folktale: The Many Ways to Rainy Mountain

Following the model of N. Scott Momaday's The Way To Rainy Mountain, students write three-voice narratives based on Kiowa folktales, an interview with an Elder, and personal connections to theme.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy

By exploring the decisions points in a tragedy, students consider how the plot of the story can change if the key characters make a different choice at the turning point.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Freedom of Speech and Automatic Language: Examining the Pledge of Allegiance

This lesson has students explore freedom of speech by examining the Pledge of Allegiance from a historical and personal perspective and in relationship to fictional situations in novels.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Reader Response in Hypertext: Making Personal Connections to Literature

Students write a narrative of place, a character sketch, an extended metaphor poem and a persuasive essay then link all four texts to quotations they have selected from a novel.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Heroes Are Made of This: Studying the Character of Heroes

Designed to explore the hero and the heroic in literature, this unit asks students to discuss their ideas of heroism and analyze heroes in literature.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Literary Parodies: Exploring a Writer’s Style through Imitation

This lesson asks students to analyze the features of a poet’s work then create their own poems based on the original model.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Naming in a Digital World: Creating a Safe Persona on the Internet

Students explore naming conventions in digital and non-digital settings then choose and explain specific names and profiles to represent themselves online.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Language and Identity: Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” and Beyond

Students explore the idea of "different Englishes" by reading Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and writing literacy narratives about their own use of different language for different audiences and purposes.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Decoding The Matrix Exploring Dystopian Characteristics through Film

This lesson uses clips from The Matrix and other dystopian movies to introduce students to the characteristics found in dystopian works, such as Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Finding Common Ground: Using Logical, Audience-Specific Arguments

Using a hypothetical situation, students generate arguments from opposing points of view, discover areas of commonality using Venn diagrams, and construct logical, audience-specific arguments to persuade their opponents.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

When Less IS More—Understanding Minimalist Fiction

This lesson pairs Ernest Hemingway’s short story "Cat in the Rain' with Raymond Carver’s "Little Things" to guide students to an understanding of the characteristics of minimalist fiction.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Critical Literacy: Women in 19th-Century Literature

Reading historical selections will give students the perspective they need to compare the author’s purpose and voice of two separate writers.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Weaving the Old into the New: Pairing The Odyssey with Contemporary Works

After exploring The Odyssey and a contemporary epic, students choose paired characters from the texts, complete a graphic organizer, and place their characters in hypothetical contemporary situations.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Correspondence Project: A Lesson of Letters

After exploring business and friendly letter formats, students write letters for various audiences and real-world purposes.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Analyzing and Comparing Medieval and Modern Ballads

Students explore the ballads genre by reading medieval ballads to deduce their characteristics, acting out the ballads, comparing medieval and modern ballads using Venn diagrams, and composing their own ballads.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Having My Say: A Multigenre Autobiography Project

Students compose a multigenre paper, modeled after the Delany sister's autobiography, Having Our Say, that includes the autobiographical narrative essay as well as an informational nonfiction piece.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Importance of Titles: From Big Blank Space to Small Good Thing

After examining two sets of stories that author Raymond Carver renamed in revision, students write a reflective essay in which they defend their choice of a title for one them.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Language and Power in The Handmaid’s Tale and the World

Students work in small groups to examine Margaret Atwood’s use of and observations about language in The Handmaid’s Tale. Through this activity, students discover and articulate overarching thematic trends in the book and then can extend their observations about official or political language to examples from their own world.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Persuasive Techniques in Advertising

Students will be introduced to persuasive techniques used in advertising, analyze advertising, and explore the concepts of demographics, marketing for a specific audience, and dynamic advertising.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

If a Body Texts a Body: Texting in The Catcher in the Rye

Students imagine the possibilities afforded by text messaging technology in The Catcher in the Rye; They compare and contrast major forms of communication, select points in the novel to represent with text messages, and share and discuss their creative work.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Comparing Portrayals of Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Photography and Literature

In this lesson, students analyze similarities and differences among depictions of slavery in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Frederick Douglass’ Narrative, and nineteenth century photographs of slaves. Students formulate their analysis of the role of art and fiction, as they attempt to reliably reflect social ills, in a final essay.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A Tale of a Few Text Messages: A Character Study of A Tale of Two Cities

Students use A Tale of Two Cities to explore relationships, plot points, character traits, and background by writing text messages between characters within the novel.

 

Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

From Text to Film: Exploring Classic Literature Adaptations

Students create storyboards to compare and contrast a book and its film adaptation.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Chasing the Dream: Researching the Meaning of the American Dream

By conducting interviews, sharing and assessing data, and writing papers based on their authentic research, students reach their own conclusions on the meaning of the American Dream.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song

Students compare the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with the song, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” then create their own poetry about a historical event.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Locating Purpose in Allusion through Art and Poetry

Through this lesson, students will learn how to use the literary term "allusion" in discussing how and why authors and artists draw on and transform subject material.

 

Grades   9 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Developing Aesthetic Criteria: Using Music to Move Beyond Like/Dislike with Poetry

In this lesson, students develop the cognitive tool of criteria development for discussing the aesthetics of poetry and music.

 

Grades   6 – 9  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Poppin’ Fun with Physical and Chemical Changes

Students will enjoy learning about physical and chemical changes as they turn their own photos into a narrated video using the iPad app SonicPics to illustrate (and eat) their results from a popcorn lab.

 

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources

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Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Name Tag Glyphs

In this lesson, students practice a way to communicate without words by using a glyph. They create a name card using information about themselves. Students also interpret glyphs made by others.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Dialect Detectives: Exploring Dialect in Great Expectations

Great Expectations is rich in dialogue and in the dialect of the working class and the poor of Victorian England. What does Dickens reveal about his characters using dialect?

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Comparison and Contrast Guide

The Comparison and Contrast Guide outlines the characteristics of the genre and provides direct instruction on the methods of organizing, gathering ideas, and writing comparison and contrast essays.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Compare & Contrast Map

The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

The Venn Diagram app allows users to compare and contrast information in a visually appealing way.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 4

Celebrate John Venn’s Birthday!

Students celebrate the birth of English logician, philosopher, and creator of the Venn Diagram by building community within the classroom by comparing and contrasting likes, dislikes, and characteristics about one another.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 10

The Crystal Palace hosted the first display of life-size dinosaur replicas in 1854.

After learning about Hawkins' dinosaur replicas, students work individually or in small groups to investigate a dinosaur of their choice, comparing their findings to Hawkins'.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 7

Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese in 1941.

Students use the Interactive Venn Diagram to compare the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the attacks on America on September 11, 2001.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 21

It's Winter in the Northern Hemisphere!

Students brainstorm words or images that they associate with winter, select and read a picture book about winter, and compare the two using the interactive Venn Diagram.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 9

Author Joel Chandler Harris was born in 1848.

Students study how regional dialect is written phonetically by reading a segment of Harris' story, as well as two others, and compare them using the Interactive Venn Diagram.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 4

Edward Stratemeyer, creator of book series such as Nancy Drew, was born on this day in 1862.

Students select several books from one of Stratemeyer's series to read, discuss shared elements in the books, and use the 3-Circle Venn Diagram to compare story elements.

 

Grades   K – 8  |  Strategy Guide

Introducing Ideas and Vocabulary with the Concept Sort

A Concept Sort is a vocabulary and comprehension strategy used with students to introduce new topics and/or familiarize students with new vocabulary.