Story Sequencing Activity
One of the ways we know that first graders are “getting it” as they learn to read is in the way they talk about a story they have just read. They can go back to the beginning and tell the sequence straight through—and inside their own heads, they will be unreeling the key scenes, like a mental movie. Describing the events and characters of the story in a clear and creative way as the mental movie plays in their head, is an important part of the development of their comprehension skills as well as their language arts skills.
Want to practice these things in a way that is purposeful and beneficial, yet fun and exciting? Try this goofy scramble book activity. Everyone will laugh…but along the way, your first grader will learn some excellent lessons about story sequencing, descriptive language and comprehension.
What You Need:
- A picture book that your child likes and knows fairly well. Start with books in which print is placed on the same part of each page (either bottom or top), and look for clear illustrations on every page as well. Later, you can use more complicated text formats
- Copy machine
- Blank typing paper
- Glue stick