SEQUENCING IDEA for Foundation students
Handa’s Surprise Sequencing Cards
Read Handa’s Surprise
Technologies – Digital Technologies
Recognise and explore patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams (ACTDIK002)
Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) to solve simple problems (ACTDIP004) . Includes the application of abstraction, which involves highlighting the most important information and steps.
Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text (ACELT1578)
Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustrators ACELT1577
Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text ACELT1578
Invite children to Retell the story of ‘Handa’s Surprise’ using these story sequencing cards.
Sequencing: Each card in the set shows an event from the story as Handa carefully packs a basket of fruit to take to her friend Akeyo.
After listening to the story, invite children to look at the cards and talk about what they can see. What clues tell them which picture comes first? How can they tell which event comes last. What event are missing. When do they occur?
Combining sequencing with Cross Curriculum activity
Literacy and Language: Encourage them to retell the story in their own words, describing how Handa packs the basket of fruit and what happens along the way to see Akeyo.
Ask children to cut and glue sequence of events in writing book leaving space below each picture. Have students write one sentence describing event in each picture. If they wish to they can add any events that are not shown that they remember.
Lesson 2: Discuss process for unpacking and getting ready at the start of the day. Teacher will write on blackboard a list of chores to be done as students call out- eg put away drink bottles and lunch boxes in box, unpack reader bag, give notes to teacher, play with blocks/games, say goodbye to adult, read homereader with friend.
Students will be asked what should come first and why and proceed to discuss and prioritise order. What happens of orders are mixed up? Once the order is agreed, students will draw pictures in their books to represent activities and write a sentence next to it in the order agreed.