Sequencing Time and Events

Subject: ELA (English Language Arts), ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 min

Topic: Sequencing Time and Events

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Objective: Narration

Language Objective:

Use sequence words when speaking and writing to show the order of 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.

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Hook:

  • 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.

Differentiation:

  • Allow students to work in pairs
  • Provide sentence stems for students to use in their writing
  • Provide the opportunity to role play the comics

Resources:

  • 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.
  • Example comic to print or display: Comic