Our interactive Sequencing Lesson Plan develops reading comprehension and written expression skills by exploring the concept of chronological order and introducing words that show sequence in a story or text. Leverage creativity and generalize understanding as students use sequencing when writing about events in their life. Students engage in peer learning as they share their results from identifying sequence in a story, as well as how they used sequencing in their own writing.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction
1. Ask students questions related to the order of events for their day so far, such as: What was the first thing you did this morning? What happened after you…? What was the next thing…? What did you do before…?
2. Allow all students to share responses. Next, ask students what was the same about the different questions you asked. (You may need to repeat or display some of them.)
3. Allow for responses and questions. Some students may respond: they were about things we did, when we did them, our actions, etc. Lead students to understanding that the questions were related to the order they did things. Introduce Sequencing.
4. Distribute Sequencing content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Save the final question for the lesson closing. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
5. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Pair students. Remind students to work with one set at a time. Circulate around the room ensuring students stay on task.
6. Once all students have completed the work, allow volunteers to read aloud their paragraphs. Check each student pair for accuracy.
7. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
8. Distribute the Homework page. Give students an example to help them understand the assignment. The next day, allow students to share their paragraphs and the instructions for an activity. (Responses will vary.)
9. In closing, ask: What are your favorite first and last things you do each day?
10. Allow for responses and discussion.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.8
Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions.
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