Identify the story beginning, series of events and ending with this narrative text sequencing activity.
Identify Story Events in Order
One of the first features of narrative texts we teach young students is the concept of beginning, middle and end. No matter what the genre, a story must start somewhere, a series of events must unfold, and the character must end their journey!
This story sequencing activity has been designed to help your students identify the beginning, middle and end of the traditional tale, Why Bears Have Stumpy Tails. After they have read the story, the students are required to cut out the sentences summarizing the story and place them in the correct order in the table provided. The table provides scaffolding labels to help the students paste the sentences in the appropriate sections (orientation, series of events in time order, resolution).
Multiple Uses for This Sequencing Worksheet
This versatile resource can be used in various ways in your early years classroom. Why not try some of the following activities:
- Whole-class activity (via smartboard)
- Reading group task
- Individual practice
- Homework task
- Summative assessment
Differentiate this task for learners of varied abilities by encouraging more-confident readers to complete the activity independently. Less-confident readers may benefit from completing the activity in a small-group setting with adult support.
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