Guide them towards using the sequencing words. For example, ask questions such as, "What happened last? What happened first? The words first, next, then, and last are sequencing words. Explain that these words help tell us the order in which events happened. Retell the sequence of your morning routine again using the sequence words. Place the sequence word index cards above or below each picture.
Emphasize again that these key words tell the reader about the order of the story. Guided Practice 15 minutes Tell the students that you have more stories that need to be put in order and labeled.
This time, show the students the Picture Sequencing worksheet. Discuss what is occurring in each picture. Separate students into partnerships for a conversation about the sequencing worksheet.
Have partners build on each other's comments or link their comments to the their partner's. Have each student work with a partner to determine which two events likely occurred first. As a group, write a sentence to describe the events. Make sure to use sequencing words. As a class we walked through every step of making a paper airplane from this online tutorial , writing the directions including time-order words as we went.
Making the planes required a lot of synergizing as many of our friends had never made their own plane before.
Thankfully, several airplane-making pros stepped-up to help friends! Why the thin writing paper instead of copy paper? Great question, friend. As I was practicing for this lesson oh yes, I practiced , I learned that paper airplanes with this particular design plummeted to their death if made with computer paper. After we built our paper airplanes and polished our writing pieces , of course, we had to see if our planes flew! It was so much fun to see how differently our planes flew. From making musical instruments to making popsicle stick bridges, the videos are simple seconds and use materials you can find at your home!
The first time we only watched the video and then, the second time we stopped the video in between each step to record them on our papers. Launching Workshop After a few hands-on experiences with how-to writing, my writers were ready to launch Workshop with how-to writing. Go back to the chart, and add any words that were reviewed in the movie. Explain that students will be working in groups to build a snowperson which is similar to how Tim and Moby built their airplane in the 'Writing in Sequence' movie.
Have them write directions using sequencing words. Explain how groups should think about their snowperson's personality and design them to represent those characteristics this helps make every groups' snowperson look different.
When we are finished we gather on the carpet for our oral presentations. They may use the sentences displayed on the board, or other parts in the story, but they must be in order. Have students work together to create a snowperson and write about the procedure they used.
Ask them to tell about the new words they used today. What happened first? Thankfully, several airplane-making pros stepped-up to help friends!
We do a few more puzzles, calling on some of my lower students so I can help them through the process. Differentiation Enrichment: Students in need of a greater challenge can be given another copy of the Draw a Story worksheet to complete. Remember to start your sentence with the word, First.
Emphasize again that these key words tell the reader about the order of the story.
Just like narrative writing, we start with a brainstorming map. Who remembers these fun puzzles?
Explain that these words help tell us the order in which events happened. Explain that students will be working in groups to build a snowperson which is similar to how Tim and Moby built their airplane in the 'Writing in Sequence' movie. Ask them to tell about the new words they used today. The last sentence will be their opinion of the story I liked this story because… or I did not like this story because…. As a class we walked through every step of making a paper airplane from this online tutorial , writing the directions including time-order words as we went.