But just HOW do you do that?
I’ve got an answer for you.
And it’s simple.
And you can use this strategy for any subject.
And you can start using it tomorrow.
Raise your hand if you watched Sesame Street growing up.
Yes, I am totally raising my hand. I LOVED Sesame Street.
There was a song/game that they played on Sesame Street. It’s one of those songs that gets in your head and won’t go away. Don’t you just love those songs?
This song/game is called “One of these things is not like the others”. Simple concept, right?
I started using this strategy in my classroom several years ago, and wow….it made a huge difference. And it forced my students to think. Really think.
Let me show you some examples of how I use it in my classroom.
In 5th grade math with prime numbers – 28 does not belong because it’s the only composite number
In 6th grade world cultures with forms of government
I would use them as warm-up questions, and I would make my students explain why their answer did not belong.
I have also created some task cards using the same cards. This really did help my students better understand their math facts.
This concept works with any topic and any subject. Here’s something I created to help my students with finding the sums.
This concept is so easy to implement! Try it in your classroom…I’d love to hear how it goes!