Why Use Rank & Reason in Your Classroom?
Rank & Reason is a discussion tool that can be used with students to focus academic discussion and bring it to a more challenging level. It is best used with a partner, but can be quite successful when used individually in preparation for discussion, as well as in a group.
With this tool, students will practice the critical thinking skills of analysis, reasoning and justification, and communication as they work through a Rank and Reason prompt. From simple prompts asking about group skills to more complex analysis of an author’s intent, students rank importance and significance, defend their ideas, compare their rankings with other students, and communicate their final thoughts.
Rank & Reason’s are available for ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies in grades K-12. Check them out!