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Teaching Sequencing with Songs

Songs for Teaching Sequencing

Last week I posted “Teaching Compare and Contrast with Songs” This week, I’m continuing the series with “Teaching Sequencing with Songs.” I’ve listened to hundreds of songs. In the comment area below, I would love to hear your suggestions. Remember the songs must be classroom friendly.

Historical Events

One genre to use in the classroom are songs that tell about an event in history. You can’t go wrong with sequencing events from the Battle of the Alamo. Here are some songs you might try: Continue Reading

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Text Structures ~ Ordering

This writing project is not only challenging and fun, but covers many CCSC standards. Students are given four cards placed in a random sequence. They must write a paragraph based not only on what is taking place in the four cards, but also keep to the sequence.

Sequencing Activity


Instructions:
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Three Fun Activities to Help Teach Sequencing

Sequencing Organizer

Narratives may use different sequencing techniques to make the story more interesting. Some common sequencing techniques include:

  • Flashbacks fill in details that took place in the past.
  • Foreshadowing are hints as to what is to take place in the future.
  • Students can remember sequence by noting chronological order clue words such as first, next, after, and so on.

Another type of sequencing that appears in nonfiction text is logical order. This uses headings, subheadings, and other text features to guide students through the material. Continue Reading

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