Venn Diagram Book Report Project: Are you looking to add some PIZZAZZ to the reading activities that you prepare for your students?
Try these unique pizza shaped Venn diagram templates that will turn a boring writing lesson into a delicious activity full of pizzazz!
These pizza shaped Venn diagram graphic organizers will provide you with all of the teaching resources that you need for your students to compare and contrast two characters (or two other topics) in the books that they have read.
Many elementary school teachers hand out traditional Venn diagram printable worksheets to their students as a post-reading activity. The odds are that your students have completed a Venn diagram before and this isn't a new activity for them to complete. They may be bored by this traditional type of a reading lesson.
Instead, engage your students in reading by having them complete this "compare and contrast" activity by giving them yummy Venn diagram templates that are shaped like pizzas!
By using these uniquely shaped Venn diagram book report projects, your students will find this traditionally boring "compare and contrast" activity delicious!
The Venn diagram printable worksheets that I have created are cut out and stapled together to form a two page flip book.
Many of my book report projects are larger projects and take more time (and paper) to complete. This is one of my "shorter" projects and it only requires two printable worksheets for each student.
This uniquely shaped book report project is shaped like two pizzas, which interesect in the middle. This project contains two worksheet templates that are stapled together to form a two page flip book. The finished pizza project measures 10 inches in width and 6 inches in height.
Everything that you need to complete this Venn diagram book report project is included in this set of teaching resources. All that you will need is scissors, a stapler, and coloring pencils.
There are 6 printable worksheets and template pages in this set, as well as a 5 page color bulletin board display banner.
These finished Venn diagram book report projects will make a colorful and yummy bulletin board display of your students' work.
In addition, this set of reading resources includes 4 pizzas that can be used as accent pieces to help you decorate your bulletin board display featuring your students' finished projects.
A book report grading rubric is included in this set of resources. I believe that it is important for students to evaluate their own work, so my rubric contains an assessment section for both students and teachers.
When students evaluate their book report projects, they color in the faces on their grading rubric worksheets. When a teacher evaluates the projects, the teacher circles the small numbers inside each box on the printable worksheets.
Below is an example of my grading rubric.
I believe that the writing process is important and that teachers should use process writing whenever possible.
For this reason, my students never begin their book report projects by writing on their final draft pizza templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.
Next, my students edit and revise their written work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.
Below is an example of my Venn diagram printable worksheets
that students can use to complete their first drafts.
This book report project contains 2 templates that are stapled together to form a 2 page flip book.
These venn diagram templates measures 10 inches in width and 6 inches in height.
Below: Venn Diagram Templates (front cover and inside pizza templates)
There is a second set of Venn diagram templates for you to choose from that do not have topping ingredients on the cover sheets and there are no writing lines on the student response worksheet.
In the set shown below, students can draw their own ingredients on their pizza book report covers and they can be more creative in how they design their written responses. There is also space on these blank Venn diagram printable worksheets for students to draw a picture.
When I am first introducing my students to a new book report project, I believe that it is important for them to have a visual example of what a completed project looks like. This helps to engage them in all of the steps of the creative writing process, from brainstorming ideas to completing their final drafts.
I complete an example of this Venn diagram book report project before I introduce this assignment to my students.
Before my students begin writing their first drafts, I show them my finished pizza book report project. This visual example immediately grabs my students' attention and they are excited to start working on this project from the very beginning.
My students also enjoy hearing about the book that I chose to do my book report project on. This is also a wonderful opportunity to share a book that I would like to encourage my students to read.
To save you time in coloring your example that you show to your students, I have included a color pizza template (the front cover) in this teaching resources set. I display my finished Venn diagram book report project at the front of my classroom so that students can refer to it as they are completing their own pizza projects.
Below: Venn Diagram Color Template
As an "end of project activity," it may be fun to have a pizza party after your students have completed their pizza Venn diagrams.
I know that it takes teachers a lot of time to design and assemble their classroom bulletin board displays.
Many teachers spend their valuable time cutting out large display letters or making a banner at home on their own computers.
In order to help save you time in assembling a bulletin board display featuring your students' Venn diagram book report projects, I have designed a 5 page banner that is included for free in this set of teaching resources.
If you have access to a laminating machine, I recommend that you laminate your banner so that it will be more durable and you can use it again in the future.
Below: Pizza Venn Diagram Book Report Project Banner
5 printable worksheets that are glued together to form a bulletin board display banner.
EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES: For each of the book report sets that are available on Unique Teaching Resources, I try to design some extra bulletin board accent pieces that will help you to decorate your classroom bulletin board display that features your students' book report projects.
I have designed 4 pizza accent pieces that contain slogans written on them that are related to this Venn diagram book report project.
I hope these 4 free bulletin board accent pieces help
save you time in decorating your pizza bulletin board display.