Welcome to the flip side of categorization…category exclusion! Students need to know more than just what belongs in a category, but what doesn’t belong and why. These picture cards and sentence fill-ins are great for working on category exclusion with your students.
With the picture cards, your students identify and mark the item that doesn’t belong with the other three pictures. The sentence fill-ins take it one step further by having students not only mark the item that doesn’t belong, but also by filling-in the blanks to explain why. For example, “The tomato doesn’t belong because the other items are all desserts.”
With the interactive file, students drag the “do not” symbol over the picture that doesn’t belong and then can type in the text box (or tell you) the reason it doesn’t belong with the other items.
Interactive Material: This material includes an interactive version that can be used in teletherapy. The file can be uploaded to Google Slides or opened in PowerPoint and then shared with the student. In order for the drag-and-drop pieces to work, make sure you are not in presentation mode. If you are using PowerPoint, you’ll need to enable editing.