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What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)
Explore the structure of narrative writing with this fun, collaborative lesson. Start by reading aloud a short story, asking small groups of learners to fill in key events on a large story board prepared on the class whiteboard. Introduce transitional words and phrases that can be used to connect each event and describe the order they occurred.
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Gold Ore and Smelters
Young historians travel back through time as they explore Colorado's gold rush in this social studies instructional activity. After reading a first hand account of a woman's experience in a smelting facility, learners complete the included graphic organizer as they determine the sequence of events involved in processing ore into beautiful gold bricks.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Develop a Sequence of Events for a Narrative Response
Narrators are essential to the telling of any story, providing the audience with a point of view through which they experience the characters, setting, and events. Following a reading of the first two chapters of The Story of Dr. Dolittle, this video supports children as they begin planning a narrative reading response from the perspective of Dr.
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Move Over: A Sequencing Lesson
Examine how to sequence events in a story with young readers. They retell the story of the Three Little Pigs, listen to the book The Mitten, by Jan Brett, and sequence the events from the book on Jan Brett's website. Learners then type and print out their own story using sequencing words.
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Noisy Nora, Studious Students: Story Elements
Alliterative adjective nicknames generate stories inspired by Rosemary Wells' book Noisy Nora (also a thematic complement to any class with children who make a ruckus to get attention). Class members explore basic story elements -- characters, setting, conflict, sequence of events, and resolution -- in Noisy Nora, and employ them in original short stories based on adjectives they brainstorm about themselves.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
First, Then, Last, Finally, Meanwhile, At Last
Learning to determine the sequence of events in a story is fundamental to the success of young readers. Luckily, there are series of common transitional words and phrases that authors use to provide clues for determining when events occur. This two-part worksheet allows children to practice identifying these key terms by first numbering a series of events and then circling the temporal words and phrases in a short reading passage.
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who knew that building snowmen could be educational as well as a ton of fun! This two-part learning exercise first asks learners to cut out and glue in the correct order a series of four pictures showing a child building a snowman. When finished, they write a paragraph describing what is happening in the scene, being sure to use words and phrases that clearly explain the sequence of events.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sequence of Events
Here is a nicely-designed presentation that does a terrific job of explaining sequence of events in a story to young readers. They view slides that have photographs of worksheets on this topic, and the kids "fill them out" together. Plus, there are some "signal" words that are stressed to show pupils when things are changing.
Pre-K - K English Language Arts
Be a Sequence Detective!
Authors are constantly leaving clues that help the reader to understand the sequence of events in a story. Teach young readers how to pick up on these key temporal words and phrases with this slide show. After an introduction to commonly used terms, learners read three brief passages, hunting for clues that signal the sequence of events in each.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comprehension Instructional Routine: Sequence of Events in Text
If you're looking for a detailed lesson plan on event sequencing from informational text, you've found it. There is an entire script for you to draw from as you explore order of events and sequence words. Scaffolding is key here; learners begin by listening to you demonstrate the skills and then practice it themselves.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Sequence of Events: The Watershed
Class members simulate a watershed with a painters drop cloth, placing objects underneath to create landscape variation, making "rain" with a watering can, and using red drink mix powder to track the path of precipitation. They observe what happens and depict the sequence of events on a chart (example included).
4th - 7th Science
Literacy Language Kit for the Book Hi! Fly Guy
Create a buzz in your class with this collection of learning activities for the book Hi! Fly Guy. Including a list of comprehension questions, a sequence of events activity, a summary writing assignment, and a vocabulary list, this resource covers a wide variety of literacy skills.
7 mins K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the Ukraine through a reading of The Mitten. Readers will determine the sequence of events, cause and effect, make predictions, and find the main idea of the story. They also use math skills to make charts and graphs. Finally, they will draw additional animals that could be found in the story.
K - 1st Technology & Engineering
Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Craft a Sequence of Events in a Story
Developing a clear sequence of events is essential for any narrative writer. The fourth lesson in this series helps learners write about the key events of The Story of Dr. Dolittle using transitional words and phrases. Pause the video to allow children time to write their own drafts before seeing the examples modeled by the instructor.
8 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Life Cycle of a Seed: Point of View
A cross-curricular expository writing lesson plan has third and fourth graders listen to and discuss the book The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss. They write a journal entry from the perspective of a carrot seed. Pupils use the writing process to create a book explaining the life cycle of a plant of their choice.
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Sequence with Exception Questions
Can you build comprehension by reading about sports? Third graders read and analyze the story, Game Day. They work through the book to better understand the sequence of events, they practice eliminating incorrect answers to questions related to the text by referencing what they have read.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Saguaro - Cactus Hotel
Elementary schoolers listen to a read aloud of Brenda Z. Guiberson's, Cactus Hotel before acting the story out using the proper sequence of events. Using a graphic organizer, they determine the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Finally, as an assessment they write a summary, poem or narrative from the cacti' point of view.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Create a cross-curricular learning experience based on the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat with this collection of learning activities. Starting with a class reading of the story, children go on to learn about the sequence of events by working backward through the story, recreating Joseph's overcoat.
Pre-K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Activity Guide: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Enhance a reading of the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this collection of learning activities. Starting with general background information about the book and author, this resource goes on to provide reading comprehension questions and key vocabulary to address while reading the story.
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Every story needs an order of events, but how do we know what comes first? As simple as this seems, it's important for scholars to break apart story lines to analyze the logic in event sequencing. Choose a fiction book to read aloud, first asking kids to predict what it is about from the cover.
K - 3rd English Language Arts