Graphic Organizers for Comparing - The Reflective Educator Graphic Organizer #1 – Venn DiagramGraphic Organizer #2 – Top HatGraphic Organizer #3 – DescriptionGraphic Organizer #4 – MatrixA Versatile ToolGood ol’ Venn. If you’ve been teaching longer than a week, you’ve probably used one at some point in your teaching career. The classic Venn diagram is often used for comparing and it’s easy to see why. It’s hard to resist the simplicity of two overlapping circles, especially with younger students. Differences go on the outer areas of the circles and similarities go in the center. One word of caution when using a Venn, though – they work best when focusing on a single characteristic. You might..See more on thereflectiveeducator Graphic Organizer: Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts Use this resource to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts. This graphic organizer will help your students organize the important information from two informational texts on the same topic.
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