Subject: ELA (English Language Arts), ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)
Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins
Topic: Sequencing Time and Events
Brief Description: Students will use correct sequence words to describe the order of events in a story when speaking and writing.
Know Before You Start: Students should have knowledge of basic transitional phrases for sequencing events.
Ask students to write about what they did that morning before school.
Have students share their narratives aloud. Discuss the sequential order of events and transition or signal words they used.
Ask, when do writers put events in sequential order? How does ordering events help readers?
Activity: Students will create a comic explaining their morning routine utilizing transitional words as they write.
Closure: Have students share their comic with a partner or whole group.
Allow students to work in pairs.
Provide sentence stems for students to use in their writing.
Provide the opportunity to role play the comics.
- Comic to print or display: Comic.
- Use this activity as a reinforcement for following routines and procedures at the beginning of the year or a refresher later in the school year.