q Pre-K q Kindergarten q Grades 1–3
1. This activity can be used to compare two things (e.g., characters from a book,
two books by the same author, two versions of a fairy tale, etc.)
2. Children can work independently or in a small group. Children begin by
picking what they will compare in the diagram. Provide children individual
Venn diagrams or work collectively on a large poster-sized Venn diagram.
3. Children should label each side of the diagram with an appropriate heading.
In the two non-shared spaces, children list things about the topics that are
unique and in the shared, middle space they write what the two topics have
4. Children may illustrate and share their Venn diagram.
Literacy Skills / Comprehension
1. Venn Diagram template