Share the Headline Story with the class. If children need help coming up with some of the ideas suggested in the sample responses, pose questions such as, “Who is taller, Janie or Eve? Could Dawn be taller than Max? How could you order the children from tallest to shortest?”
Janie is taller than Max. Max is taller than Eve. Eve is shorter than Dawn.
Janie is taller than Eve. Dawn is taller than Eve. Dawn might be shorter or taller than Max or Janie. The possible arrangements from tallest to shortest are JMDE, JDME, and DJME.