Lesson Plan

Organizing events’ sequence that unfolds naturally.

Rationale: In this lesson on sequencing of events in a story or everyday situation students will gain a greater understanding of how to put things in a logical order so that it makes sense to them.
Dianne H.
Classroom teacher
Brooklyn, NY
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Students will be able to...

- Sequence any set of events in the correct order.

- Use the concept of ordinal numbers to help organize story events.

- Learn the meaning of new vocabulary words

- Listen for a purpose.

- Use a graphic organizer to arrange story events.

- Summarize story events.

English Language Arts
Grades 2 - 3
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1 Connection/Hook

Activity: Reading — Presenting

Introduce the idea of sequencing. Ask the children if they know what it is or why it is important. Illicit from students that sequencing is the order of events in a story or in our lives. Understanding the sequence helps us to comprehend the story or situation. The awareness that events occurring in sequential order can be related to each other helps to bring meaning to a story. Put up the word “sequence” and discuss about getting ready for school. We don’t come to school and then wake up. We don’t come to school in pajamas and then brush our teeth. There is a specific order in which we carry out our daily tasks. This is the same idea when we read a book. Understanding the order of events helps us understand the story.