Generally speaking, the concept of ‘sequencing’ is extremely important for young children to grasp. Strong sequencing skills assist students with developing problem-solving proficiencies, organising information and understanding the structure of a text. In literacy, identifying the chronological order or sequence of events in a narrative is essential for the individuals understanding of the text. The below lesson can assist with this.
Activity: ‘Order of Chaos’
- Divide the class up into small groups of three of four
- For differentiation – divide the groups based on students reading ability, giving them a story based on their capabilities
- Cut the short stories into paragraphs (or individual sentences for the more capable groups)
- Groups will reassemble the story based on their assumption of its chronological order
- Groups will all chose a volunteer to read their story to the class – explaining their decisions for sequence
Lesson derived from : https://www.literacyideas.com/teaching-sequencing-in-english