This is a PowerPoint I created to introduce sequencing using the story "Bat Loves the Night."
One slide prompts the students to complete a Word Splash. This activity is where students get out a blank piece of a paper, two colored markers and a highlighter. First, have the students write the word "bats" in the middle of their page. Then, give students three minutes to write down any words they can think of that relate to the term "bats." After three minutes, give students four minutes to team up with a partner and highlight any terms that they have in common on both of their papers. Students will then use another colored marker to add all the words to their page that their partner wrote.
You could always have students return to this word splash and continue to add words throughout their learning.