SKU: W190098
(11 customer reviews)

Odd One Out! Critical and Creative Thinking Task Cards – Great Discussion Starters with Poll – with Google Slides

Engage students with 24 critical thinking Odd One Out task cards featuring multiple answers to build creative and critical thinking skills. Includes printable and digital versions, Easel poll, and various ways to challenge students. Perfect for individual or group activities.

$3.19

24 Task Cards + Easel Poll
PDF
Answer Key Included

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Description

***Easel Assessment (only available if you purchase on TPT) POLL version

Kids have been playing “Which of these things is not like the others” since Sesame Street, but these task cards take the game to a whole new level because there is more than one possible answer for each card!

For example for Card 1, carrot, apple, cabbage, onion; most people would probably answer apple because it is a fruit not a vegetable. But you could also answer carrot because it is not round, cabbage because it is larger than the others, or onion because it does not contain any double letters. While most of the cards do not have four possible answers, they all have at least two, and one of the answers should be fairly obvious. Any answer is acceptable as long as the student can justify it.

Challenge older and/or gifted students by requiring them to choose and justify two different words on each card. Another idea is to have them do the cards once and then go through them a second time giving different answers. I have included as many possible answers as I could come up with in the answer key.

Students can answer on notebook paper and track the cards they have completed on the included recording sheet. In addition to practicing creative and critical thinking, you may also want to use these cards for sentence writing practice by requiring students to answer in complete and error-free sentences. Another option is to use the cards in groups and have students brainstorm answers verbally.

and use them again and again. Alternatively, you can print them on cardstock.

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Contents of this set include:

• Directions and Suggestions

• 24 Task Cards

• Challenge Card

• Student Answer Sheets

• Answer Key

• Google Slides Activity

• Easel Poll

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Copyright information:

Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license.

This product is happily brought to you by Cassi Noack and Rachel Lynette of Minds in Bloom

Additional information

Main Subjects

Critical Thinking, English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas

Grade Level

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Resource Type

Activities, Printables, Task Cards

11 reviews for Odd One Out! Critical and Creative Thinking Task Cards – Great Discussion Starters with Poll – with Google Slides

  1. shannon R.

    This was a really good way to engage students with learning disabilities to discuss and share their thought process. The fact that there are visuals to aid with this is an added bonus

  2. shannon R.

    This was a really good way to engage students with learning disabilities to discuss and share their thought process. The fact that there are visuals to aid with this is an added bonus

  3. Beth R.

    Great resource that kept my students engaged. Able to extend activity to increase critical thinking.

  4. Tracy F.

    Love having several ways of thinking, no real wrong answer, just have to justify why you picked the one you did. Great

  5. Designed to Educate By DEB

    Love how these are set up to be open ended with opportunities to justify answers!

  6. Kirsten M.

    This was great to use with my second graders. I’ve also left it for a substitute to use as a timefiller.

  7. Jennifer W.

    These are great activities for Morning Meeting or when there are a few spare minutes during the school day. They really get the kids thinking!

  8. Cristi W.

    I am using this as a choice activity in the problem solving centers in my gifted classroom. I love that it encourages students to search for connections and differences by sorting through things in their mind. I also like that they have to think beyond surface answers.

  9. Kinesthetic Classroom

    I love all of Rachel’s task cards. Simple and straight to the point! Also, the kids loved the challenge of this set. It was fun! Thank you!

  10. Jennifer M.

    I use a card each week as a warm up in out weekly Zoom class for gifted young students. They think about which is the ‘odd one out’ and why they chose that answer. The students get very creative with their answers, especially if we spend a little more time to get the ‘expected’ answer(s) out and then they come up with more unusual choices.

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