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.