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Using a short story of your choice, students organize story events into proper sequence.

Main Curriculum Tie:
English Language Arts Grade 5Reading: Informational Text Standard 2
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.


  • Short story of your choice - a book with flashbacks may be best (e.g. Patricia Polacco, Mem Fox)
  • Blank word strips

Background For Teachers:
Pre-read story that you selected.

Student Prior Knowledge:
Students should be able to identify story events.

Instructional Procedures:

  1. Read the story.
  2. As a whole class, make sentence strips with main events of the story.
  3. Hand sentence strips to students randomly.
  4. Instruct students to organize themselves in proper sequence of the story.

Assessment Plan:
Students can draw pictures of each event of another story and create a story 'quilt' in proper sequence.

brooke rauzon

Created Date :
Aug 03 2005 11:35 AM

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