Teaching Sequence of Events: Activities and Games

Instructor: Derek Hughes
Teaching sequence of events is something that you will do many times in your career. The activities and games in this lesson will help make this concept more fun and interesting.

Sequence of Events

The concept of a sequence of events is an incredibly important reading comprehension skill that you will have to teach your students. As its name defines, the idea of a sequence of events suggests that in literature, there is importance to the order in which things happen. Most commonly, the concept relates to narrative stories.

It is essential that students understand a story's sequence of events and even how the concept applies to subject matter outside of literature and reading. Teaching this concept can get quite tedious, but using the activities and games described in this lesson will help both you and your students appreciate the benefits of sequence of events.

Classroom Skits

Classroom skits can be a fun way to introduce the concept of sequence of events to your students. In this activity, your class will be divided into several groups. Each group will be assigned one scene of a larger story that they will have to write lines for and perform. For example, if you have five groups in your class, you will have five total scenes that make up your class' skit.

After students have written lines, they will perform their scenes. However, each group will perform their scene out of order so that the sequence of events of the story is mixed up. After all of the scenes have been presented, students will be tasked with piecing together the story, placing the scenes in order so that the overarching story makes sense.

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