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Venn Diagram Teaching Resources

Print Venn Diagram templates for your students to use as graphic organizers in the third, fourth, and fifth grade classroom (and beyond!)! Designed by teachers and curated by the educators on the Teach Starter team to ensure they're ready to be used in elementary classrooms, each Venn Diagram in this template collection makes the classic overlapping circle structure useful for students!

What Is a Venn Diagram?

A Venn diagram is used to show the logical relationships between two or more sets of items. The Venn diagram is named for John Venn, a mathematician, logician, and philosopher known for his work in probability. Although a classic Venn diagram is made up of overlapping circles, other shapes can be used with this graphic organization tool. And while a Venn Diagram is often made up of just two or three circles, some forms can encompass larger numbers of shapes. A Venn diagram template can be used in the classroom in a variety of subjects from math to ELA, and science to social studies.

How to Use a Venn Diagram in the Classroom

Venn diagrams are often used in elementary school for students to practice comparing and contrasting ideas or sets of items such as numbers. Teachers may use these organizers to encourage students to bust out their critical thinking skills, to increase understanding of characterization when reading, and more! We have included a blank Venn Diagram template in this collection, along with Venn Diagrams designed to be used in specific subject areas.

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