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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events

Strong narratives have clear sequences of events. Through this lesson, students plan out what will happen in their story before they start writing their own engaging narratives.
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Get down to the nitty-gritty of any story with the lesson Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events. Catered to first graders and second graders, this narrative writing activity discusses how stories with a clear sequence of events make a story stronger. Using a mix of writing and drawing exercises, this lesson challenges young writers to use share a story from their own life. They will describe specific events, put them in the correct order, and use transition words and details to make the story pop.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to write a narrative with a clear sequence of events and relevant details.


(5 minutes)
  • Draw pictures of the following events on the board:
    • Boy walking out a door.
    • Boy waking up.
    • Boy eating breakfast.
  • Explain what is happening in each picture.
  • Ask students to put the pictures in order from first to last, explaining their ideas and reasoning clearly.

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