|Introduce the Concept
What does Sequence of Events mean?
The word "sequence" means to put something in order from first to last.
Sequence of events in a story is the order in which the events happen.
Why is Sequence of Events an important reading strategy?
Knowing the sequence of events in a story helps us to picture what is happening and when. It helps
make the story clear and easy to follow. When events are not in order, the story becomes blurry and
hard to follow.
We also use sequence of events to understand how to do daily activities like following a list of directions
when cooking or building something.
How do we use sequence of events to help us understand what we are reading?
As you read, ask yourself, "What happened first? What happened next?"
Look for sequence words such as: first, next, before, after, then, and finally
Picture the story in your mind as you are reading.
Think about what the character did first, second, and so forth.
|Sequence of Events Related Links
Sequence of Events Web lesson from beaconlearningcenter.com
Sequencing: A Strategy to Succeed at Reading Comprehension from RWT
Cross-Curricular lesson Ideas on Sequencing from gwu.edu
Sequence Lesson: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Chyanna Crespo
Sequencing Lesson by Literacy Matters
Online Sequence Game: Brushing your Teeth: 7 Steps from Quia
Online Sequence Game: Making Homemade Pizza: 9 Steps from Quia
Sequencing Powerpoint Presentations from PPPST
Test Tutor Online Quiz for Sequencing from Harcourtschool.com
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