Lesson Plan

Understanding Sequence

Use this lesson to help your ELs understand sequencing in fictional texts. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Sequencing: Order in the Court lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Sequencing: Order in the Court!lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Sequencing: Order in the Court!lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify the correct sequence of events in a story.

Language

Students will be able to discuss events in a text with sequencing words using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Context Clues TableTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceOrder on the CourtVocabulary Cards: Understanding SequenceGlossary: Understanding Sequence
  • Tell students today they'll talk and write about the order of events from this text in groups and as a class. Have a student read the student-facing language objective: "I can talk about events with sequencing words using graphic organizers."
  • Circle the key words (talk about, sequencing words, graphic organizers) and allow students to define them and sketch a picture to represent each term.
  • Distribute an index card to each student and ask students to set a goal for their performance in class. Provide an example, such as, "My goal is to answer every question in a complete sentence."
  • Read aloud the story in the On the Court worksheet.
  • Gather information about their background knowledge by asking them basic comprehension questions surrounding the text. For instance, "What sport are they playing and how do you know?"