I got this great idea from Region 13 (Shawna). I created picture cards which show each stage of succession in a garden as well as some limiting factors that might cause a change in the succession order (such as adding a goat to the garden, too much sunlight, and a positive factor such as adding bee's to your garden). Challenges students to predict possible outcomes. Students create a story to go along with the pictures. Great ELL and SIOP activity.