Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection


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What are some of the signal words used to show that the sequence of events or steps structure is being used?

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Complete the sentence:

When a sequential pattern of organization is used, __________.

2. Why is it important to know and look for signal words in an informational text that organizes information using a sequence of events or steps?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Authors use specific techniques to denote the passage of time in text. This quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of these techniques and provide practice in use and identification of sequence to construct meaning while reading.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test students on the following concepts:

  • Signal words that indicate chronology
  • Which types of text should be organized sequentially
  • Why to look for signal words in informational texts
  • Key elements to step sequence

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice in the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding signal words of events or steps and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as sequence of events and sequence of steps
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding organizing text sequentially

Additional Learning

Read the lesson, Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection, to learn about the techniques authors use to structure texts. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Become familiar with the use of flashback to distinguish chronological events
  • Identify signal words that indicate sequence
  • Determine when to use sequence of steps rather than sequence of events