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What is a Venn Diagram?

Definition of a Venn Diagram


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Venn diagram of colors worn.

Amanda Morin


Venn diagram:  A type of graphic organizer that uses overlapping circles to visually represent the commonalities amongst sets of information. A Venn diagram is often used in language arts to show characteristics that are the same in books or characters.

It can use two or more circles; the spaces that don't overlap contain unique details  about one book or character. The space where the circles overlap contains information that is the same for each circle.

Related Resources:
Using a Venn Diagram
Printable: Blank Venn Diagram

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