Lesson Plan

Conversations About Chronology

Have students justify their thought process in this lesson about order of events. This lesson is a great way to start discussing the importance of understanding causal relationships to fully understand chronology in fictional texts.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe and explain the chronology of a fictional text.


(5 minutes)
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  • Project the Picture Sequencing worksheet and ask students to share their ideas regarding the logical sequence of events. Model language they should use by interjecting with statements such as, "I notice the sun was rising in one of the pictures and the sun setting in another picture, so I think one of the pictures happens in the beginning and another happens at the end."
  • Tell students that today you are going to discuss the order of events in a story, or the beginning, middle, and end of a story. Explain that this is also called the chronology of a story. Then, they will determine the chronology of the story from scrambled events by considering the cause-and-effect relationship between the events.