Using Rank & Reason with Elementary to High School


The Rank & Reasons lessons are labeled with suggested grades. You may find a higher level of complexity, vocabulary, required knowledge, or the number of ranking items for the higher grades.

Implementing Rank & Reason

Students may work in groups or individually. We recommend that the rankings be completed in groups of 2-3 to encourage discussion as students work toward consensus in their ranking conclusions. The rankings can be completed online or by printing the paper versions, discussing, choosing the ranks and justifying,  and finally taking part in a gallery walk.

See our Rank & Reason Strategies for English Learners (EL) for some fantastic ways to scaffold Rank & Reason learning with English learner students.



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