Lesson Plan

Your Day: Story Sequencing

Get your preschoolers ready for reading by practicing story sequencing. Testing their knowledge of how things are ordered will help them improve their reading comprehension skills.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize simple sequences.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(10 minutes)
All About Story Sequence
  • Have the students come together as a group.
  • To motivate the students, tell them that "Today, we are going to learn about story sequence. That means what happens first, next and last. Can anyone tell me three things you did before you arrived at school this morning?"
  • Give students time to process your request.
  • Randomly select students to give examples.
  • Once they're done, share three things you did before you arrived at school this morning. For example, "First, I woke up at 6:30 a.m. Next, I took a shower and brushed my teeth. Last, I got dressed and drove to school."

Beginning

  • Model sharing what happened first in your day.
  • Have students pair-share with a partner what happened first in their day using the sentence starter, "First, I __ ___ ___ ______ __ ___ ___ ______ ."

Intermediate

  • Have students share the first thing that they did today. Then ask them what happened next. Finally, have them think about what happened last.

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