A value lineup is a strategy to foster peer discourse based on
individual opinions on content topics.
1. The teacher poses a question or asks students to evaluate a
2. Students line up across the room according to their
response based on their degree of agreement or
3. The class discusses rationale for students’ placement.
Variations: Students could use scrap paper to write 2-3 reasons
for their response prior to lining up.
Once the line up if formed, the teacher identifies the
center point and folds the line so that the most
strongly agreed and the most strongly disagreed
are face to face. They then discuss their
rationale for their response.
Value Line up