Sequence of Events
My students were really struggling with sequence of events. We focused on transition words, read and reread stories, organized the events in a thinking map, but they were still having some trouble.
Today, I made a story and then cut it up into strips. I picked 3 team captains and gave each group an envelope containing the story strips. (They all had the same story)
I think giving the students the opportunity to manipulate the text and move things around, really clicked with them. They were forced to rely on the transition words, and had to pay close attention to the details to put the story back in order.
The story turned out to be a funny tale of our entire class going to the beach, ending with me jumping out of an airplane. They LOVED it!
Try it out in your class and see what happens!
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