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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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#24: Scrambled Pegs

Overview:

With this activity, participants have an opportunity to unscramble words and determine which does not belong in the list. After this initial challenge, they determine the key words or pegs on which instructional knowledge can be “hung” by unscrambling them.

Objective:

• To teach participants how to spot word clues and use them to gain further understanding.

 

• To provide practice in solving verbal problems.

Supplies:

• Copies of Worksheet #24-1, one per participant• Token prizes (optional)

Time:

About 15 minutes

AdvancePreparation:

Make copies of Worksheet #24-1. If you can, arrange seating so that pairs or triads can work together.

Participants/Application:

This exercise can be adapted to any number ...

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