Use these half-sheet assignments as formative assessments to help students develop the skill of sequencing events as it relates to writing a summary. Students are required to use transition words to sequence events from a text, then write an introductory in order to scaffold their writing of a paragraph summary. You must print the product front to back so that the sequencing of events is on the front and summary paragraph on the back of the half-sheet product. Easy to grade and monitor student performance on one specific standard over time. Can be used as an independent assignment, within literacy stations, or as guided reading practice.