Graphic organizers combine written words (often concepts) with symbols and arrows to represent relationships between the concepts. There are multiple formats for organizing information in graphic organizers. Most graphic organizers are two-dimensional, simply printed on paper; Foldables are three-dimensional graphic organizers that allow learners to interact with the concepts and other content by moving the individual parts or tabs of the Foldable.
The Venn diagram is a graphic organizer commonly used to illustrate the similarities and differences between two items, groups, or events.
Venn diagrams are quite useful as two-dimensional graphic organizers, but by creating tabs out of the sections of the Venn diagram, we create a three-dimensional Foldable and allow students to more easily focus on aspects of the comparison that might be confusing to them.