Story Structure: Sequence of Events
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.
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Sequencing of Events in the Slave Narrative of Henry "Box" Brown
What steps did Henry "Box" Brown take while planning his own escape from slavery? Learners work in groups to analyze segments of Brown's narrative and identify the sequence of the most important events of his story.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Pre-K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure
A picture is worth a thousand words, but a comic strip combines both images and words for the ultimate narrative effect. After reading The Three Little Pigs and deciphering the plot elements, elementary readers work through four...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Tell Us a Tale: Teaching Students to Be Storytellers
Encourage scholars to retell their favorite short story or folktale, adding personal details to make it their own. After reading their book of choice several times, story tellers retell a tale verbally to their classmates.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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....
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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....
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed