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.
Contents of this set include:
• Directions and Suggestions
• 24 Task Cards
• Challenge Card
• Student Answer Sheets
• Answer Key
Also available in a money-saving Creative and Critical Thinking Task Card Bundle
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