Interested in a meaningful activity to use as you discuss how to use school supplies? Students can complete these printable pages as part of your back to school activities for routines and expectations all about school supplies for grades 2-4. These are a great resource to use as a writing assessment during the first days of school.
They will describe the characteristics of each school supply, using these compare and contrast Venn diagram graphic organizers. Finally, they will write a paragraph to compare and contrast the traits of school supplies.
You will get 30 student pages in this set, each with a Venn Diagram with 2 different school supplies or classroom objects to compare and contrast. Students will complete the graphic organizer, then write paragraphs comparing and contrasting those school objects. An example page is provided to share how to create compare and contrast paragraphs. Also included, is a blank template to add your own supply combinations plus an organizing tracking page.
You can give the entire packet to each student to work on as a daily writing, or early finisher activity or you can give each of your students’ a different page to complete and combine them for a class book.
Designed for grades 2-4, but these pages can easily be adapted for all ages and writing abilities. There are a lot of possible ways to use this set: Independent work, introduction to writing workshop, create a class book, early finishers, or as a fun activity while discussing how to organize school supplies for the new school year!