Categories Grid

Students are given a grid containing two or three superordinate concepts they’ve been studying, along with a scrambled list of subordinate items. Students/learners sort the subordinate terms into the correct categories quickly.

Individual/Group Activity Individually
Class SizeSmall (<25), Medium (25-50), & Large (51-200)
Bloom’s Taxonomy LevelRemember
Development InitialAbsolute Knowing
Minimum Time to Facilitate<15 Minutes
Minimum Time to Debrief<5 Minutes

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