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Sequencing Events: Arranging Events as to Time Order
Transcript of Sequencing Events: Arranging Events as to Time Order
The Gainesville City Zoo just received its first three animals. The first animal it received was a deer. The second animal it received was a monkey. The third animal it received was a lion. Children in Gainesville are excited about the opening of the zoo!
Why is it important?
It is important to know the order or sequence that events take place in a story. It helps you understand what you read.
Now try this.
Susan made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. First, she spread peanut butter on one slice of bread. Next, she spread jelly on one slice of bread. After spreading the jelly on, she put the two slices of bread together. Finally, she ate it. It was delicious!
Look for signal words like
first, next, last, before, after
to help you figure out the sequence. You can also use other word clues in the text or your own knowledge.
1 - Next, she spread jelly on one slice of bread.
2 - Finally, she ate it.
3 - After spreading the jelly on, she put the two slices of bread together.
4 - First, she spread peanut butter on one slice of bread.
Select the order in which she made the sandwich.
Let’s try one more! Bill wants to tell a friend what he does in the morning before going to school.
First, I get out of bed. Next, I get dressed. Then, I eat breakfast. After breakfast, I brush my teeth and make my lunch. Finally, I get on the bus and go to school.
Put Bill’s morning in order.
1 -Finally, I get on the bus and go to school.
2 - After breakfast, I brush my teeth and make my lunch.
3 - Then, I eat breakfast.
4 - Next, I get dressed.
5 - First, I get out of bed.
As Mark poured orange juice into a glass, he spilled some of it. He wiped up the spill, then he drank the juice.
What did Mark do at the same time that he poured the orange juice?
What was the last thing that Mark did?
Read the paragraph. Then write the events in the order in which they happened.
Linda and Lorna decided to clean their messy room. First, they straightened up their bookshelves and closets. As they sorted through a stack of old magazines, they threw some of them away. Next, the two girls packed many of their old toys and games into a large box. They carried the box next door for the neighbor's children. After Linda and Lorna returned home, they dusted their room until it looked like new.
1. Make a list of five things you did before going to school.
2. List down the activities in the order in which you did them.
3. Write a paragraph telling about these activities.
4. Use time order signals in your paragraph.