Diefenbaker Elementary School


WODB (Which One Doesn't Belong)

A facet of  Critical and Reflective Thinking is "Analyzing and Critiquing".  Within this facet, students learn to analyze and make judgments about a work, a position, a process, a performance, or another product or act. They reflect to consider purpose and perspectives, pinpoint evidence, use explicit or implicit criteria, make defensible judgments or assessments, and draw conclusions. Students have opportunities for analysis and critique through engagement in formal tasks, informal tasks, and ongoing activities.

Using the strategy, "WOTB", students are asked to look at images in four quadrants and are asked to share their reasoning as to which one doesn't belong and why.  There are no wrong answers in this activity, as long as the student's reasoning is true. The focus is not on the answer, but on the student being able to communicate his/her reasoning/justification of their choice.  The activity can be completed as a class, in groups, in pairs and/or individually.