This engagingback-to-school activityis perfect for getting to know you lesson plans and can be incorporated into your beginning of year reading lesson plans with most back to school read-alouds.
Students work in partners or trios to complete a Venn diagram and compare and contrast themselves with a classmate. To help differentiate, I've included three different Venn diagrams - including one with lines and one that is designed for trios - and 42 conversation starter cards to help get students talking and finding commonalities.
Great for back-to-school bulletin board displays during the first week of school or as a conversation piece for Meet the Teacher night, you'll love how easy it is to meet the needs of all students and build your classroom community with this funClassmate Connections Comparing & Contrasting Activity.
As an added bonus, the included lesson plan helps you introduce key academic vocabulary that will help students easily apply their understanding of Venn diagrams and graphic organizers to later comparing and contrasting activities using text.
Your download includes:
✔ Step-by-step lesson plan for easy implementation
✔ 3 Venn diagram graphic organizers for differentiation