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Students identify the sequence of events in a story. In this literacy instructional activity, students read the book Sweet Dream Pie and illustrate images from the book in sequential order.
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. In the end, they will be able to identify the key details of the two stories by sequencing words.
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. A beautifully integrated exercise, and fun!
Are you in need of a new way to teach learners sequence of events and how to interpret a character's external motivations? Why not engage them in dramatic play? The class will use tableaux to convey the sequence of events in a familiar story; they will then convey setting, character, and action using the same technique. Afterward, they'll discuss how the tableau communicated the character's intentions in each scene. 
Students complete a Cirlce Map about time. They recall times during the grouchy ladybugs travels, and add dots on ladybugs using turn-around facts. Pupils correctly sequence the events of The Grouchy Ladybug. Students compose new characters for The Grouchy Ladybug to meet.
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.
Students respond to the text, A Day in the Life of Me. In this literature lesson, students discuss the sequence of events in the story and write simple sentences with a sketch of each important event.
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. They are: first, next, then, and, last. A very good PowerPoint!
Third graders read a story and identify at least 5 major events in the story. They rate the character's feelings throughout the sequence of events in the story using Excel to create a lifeline graph of the character. They summarize the objects in the story to the relationship with the character.
If you're looking for a detailed instructional activity 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. They engage in multiple reading comprehension and vocabulary activities, filling out a sequencing graphic organizer. All materials are provided here for printing.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 2 page story and then decipher the sequence of events in the piece as they complete the provided graphic organizer.
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). Engaging and visual. Extend by researching the topography of your local watershed and building an accurate facsimile.
Young writers explore sequence of events in this guided practice activity. Based on a reading of "My Trip to Lyme Park," they discuss sequence words and develop the story of a trip to the park using first, then, and next.
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students read an 8 paragraph selection about the voice of Bart Simpson and list the sequence of events from the article in the provided space.
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. Finally, young writers create individual story boards in response to a creative writing prompt, serving as their guide for writing short narratives. This lesson may be stretched out over multiple days, depending on how much time you want to spend on student writing
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. Provide an opportunity for revision once the entire video has been shown.
Students examine logical and illogical sequences in writing. They identify illogical sequences of sentences in a letter. Students retell short stories using a logical sequence and students place sentences in logical order.
Seventh graders practice sequencing the events in a story they have read. After reading a short story, 7th graders sequence the events of the story using a timeline. Their timeline is used to create a summary paragraph of the story they have read.
Drop everything and check out this amazing resource! It includes everything a teacher would need to teach a child how to summarize text and compose written summaries. It begins with goals and vocabulary and then provides page after page of research-based and evidence-based strategies that are proven to effectivly teach comprehension through summarization, sequencing, plot events, key details, and main ideas. Also included are graphic organizers, story maps, and worksheets that can be printed and used in conjunction with each outlined teaching strategy. Fantastic!
Fourth graders respond to a text using textual evidence to support their answers to questions. Students observe the teacher model a quick warm up on the chronological sequence of events from the passage, Leaving Home. For this literacy lesson, 4th graders determine the sequence of events from the story, Grandma's Diary. Additionally, students discuss the use of a diary. This lesson includes worksheets to go along with the lesson.

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