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This is a great way to get your students thinking logically. They will need to put themselves in order based on a series of clues that you read to them (download a template for the clues here.)
Begin by assigning students to groups of four. If there are extra students, they can be the“director”for a group or they can rotate in. A director is in charge of placing all of the other team members, who must do exactly as the director says without arguing. Students could take turns being the director for their group.

Choose four related (or not) vocabulary terms and assign one to each student. Students should hold pictures (pre-made or student-created) of the vocabulary term that they represent in front of them so that you can identify at a glance which student represents which term. You could also sentences and describe to students the order in which they occurred (it could get silly!). This would be a great way to get additional reps on a familiar story. In the past, I have used “unicorn, monster, werewolf, and dinosaur”.

Assign one term or sentence each to A, B, C, and D, and then fill in the blanks of all of the line-ups that you plan to use (this will make it so you do not have to think so hard later on).

Read each new piece of information to the students slowly, allowing them to think through it before adding the next piece of information and re-adjusting their line-up. Check answers at the end.

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