Odd One Out

Odd One Out

Odd One Out

An excellent collaborative, image analysis and quick-write strategy.

Groups: Table Groups/Whole Class

Time: 15-20 mins

Units: All

Purpose: Students will draw comparisons between a group of cards

Strategies: Collaboration, Compare/Contrast, Writing

Teacher Preparation: Set of 4 cards at each table group (stations), or ready for the document camera (whole class activity).


1) Students analyze the four cards with group to determine which one doesn’t it with the others.

2) Students justify why the card doesn’t fit and write it down if working in groups or share out if doing whole class.

Extension: Tell all students that their answers are incorrect and have them go through the process again to select and justify another card.

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