Lesson Plan

Super Sequencing!

Teach your students about sequencing with this creative language arts lesson. After putting events in order and drawing their own stories, kids will be pros at using the words "first," "next," "then," and "last."
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In this lesson plan geared toward first and second grade learners, students are introduced to the word “sequence” and the important role it plays in both reading and writing. Using familiar routines and worksheets to help guide them, learners will gain practice sequencing events using the sequence words “first,” “next,” “then,” and “last.” To practice their super sequencing skills, students will work in partners to apply sequence words and logic to picture stories that they are asked to reorder before working individually to create their own story sequence.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use sequence words to describe the order of events in a story.


(5 minutes)
Picture SequencingDraw a Story
  • Ask students to describe their morning routine before coming to school. Let two or three students share their routines with the group.
  • Explain that today they will learn the word sequence. Sequence is the order in which things happen. Good readers need to know about sequence because it helps them understand different stories. Good writers need to know about sequence because they need to make sure the events of their stories make sense in order.