This interactive SMARTboard lesson allows students to determine what category words will be a part of by looking at their characteristics and their similarities and differences. Students will decide which words are not part of the group, what the category heading should be, and what category words belong to. All slides are self checking so it can easily move from a teacher directed center to additional practice in an independent center or station. Great way for students to use their critical thinking skills, problem solve, and think deep.Lesson is interactive and items disappear or bounce back letting students know if they are correct. Created with Smart Notebook 11 so Smart Software is needed to use the lesson.