Level 3: Receptive Language

With our lovely level 2 learners, we talk all about those initial steps for teaching sequencing using visuals and starting at basic foundational levels. But now it’s time to up the ante and make it trickier. We want to work on sequencing related to text and related to more advanced topics. We also want to teach our students to use more sequencing related words in their talking and writing. We want them to incorporate words like first, then, next, and last into both their conversational language and written text.

Everyday Sequencing Practice

Make your students rulers of their schedule and get a variety experiences running their own schedules. This will get them in the habit of thinking of things in sequential steps. When you do art projects or cooking, list out the steps on the board and have them complete the tasks on their own. This also helps illustrate the importance of following a sequence because if you follow a recipe out of order it doesn’t turn out!

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Sequencing to Improve Reading Comprehension

Working on sequencing will help improve your students’ reading comprehension skills. That sentence alone should have sold you on the whole – Why should I be teaching this skill? – conundrum. Reading comprehension is one of the biggest obstacles for our kiddos when it comes to our students’ reading abilities. Sequencing helps them organize their thoughts and structure out the story. Working on sequencing a story will equate to a higher level of comprehension for your learners. Here are some ways we practice sequencing a story after we read:

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Use visuals to help aide when asking these sequencing based questions related to a text.

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{These reading resources are all part of our Ultimate Guided Reading Resource}

 

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