Challenge your students' minds with this fun Higher Order Thinking Skills Classification Exercise. Students must classify a group of items according to their general category, consider which one of the items is different from the others in some subtle way, remove it, and then determine the specific category that remains. There are twenty sets of items to classify, and the answers are provided.
It works well as a great "Back-to-School Wake Up My Brain Activity," or it works on testing days when you have time to fill, or on the days before holidays. Students can work in small groups or independently.
Charlene Tess' students loved to work in pairs and race against the clock to see who finished first with the most number of correct answers.
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