Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Craft a Sequence of Events in a Story

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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.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Clearly models how key words and phrases are used to develop a sequence of events in narrative writing
  • Includes the thought process of the instructor as she writes a narrative response to literature
  • Adaptable to Common Core writing standards across the upper-elementary grade levels
Cons

  • Additional scaffolding is required to support all learners with writing a narrative response to literature
  • Teacher needs to supply a list of transitional words and phrases to support young writers
  • Requires a rubric to to provide clear expectations for student writing
Common Core