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Chronological, Sequential, and Consecutive Order

Teaching Sequential Order ~ Ideas, links, and a free graphic organizer

Chronological, Sequential, and Consecutive Order

I have found that by teaching my students that they may order nonfiction texts in three different ways – chronological, sequential, and consecutive order – really helps their comprehension of the material. Here is how I cover the three ordering topics:

Chronological Order

Chronological order usually refers to how things happen in order of time. The segments of time may go forward or backward. This pattern works well when telling a story. History is told in chronological order. Also explaining how something happens or works is chronological order. Chronological order may recount a series of events that happened over time. This structure is organized from one point in time to another. Continue Reading

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