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Students use this diagram to compare stories, characters, plays, ect.
- Draw 2 concentric circles.
- Note similarities in the space created by the intersection of the 2 circles.
- Note difference in the area outside the intersecting lines.
Rationale: Students have a difficult time analyzing similarities and differences when reading
stories, articles, etc. This diagram forces students to focus and to visually represent these
similarities and differences.
- To answer comparison/contrast questions more effectively
- To "see" the difference between similarities and differences
- To become more confident when answering essay questions
- To be able to recognize supporting statements
- Pose an essay question involving a comparison/contrast.
- Model the Venn Diagram on the board.
- Ask for responses to complete the diagram.
- Pose another question. Students can work in pairs until they feel comfortable with the
Uploaded by: Jessica Soltesz/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major