"Getting Ready for the Holidays and More with Sequencing" can be used now and after Dec. in teaching the transition word sequencing pattern, to improve the sequencing of your students' text reading and writing. This “Transition Word Sequencing Pattern” is appropriate for reading comprehension and writing instruction in grades Kindergarten-2nd.
The “Transition Word Sequencing Pattern” material is unique, with the use of First, Second, Third, Next, Then, Last in interactive “Getting Reading for” reading and writing sequencing activities explained in Lesson Teaching Steps (pages 6-9). Text genre pictures and personal experience narrative (PEN) and story pictures, used as an instructional model and created by students, provide visual support in understanding and utilizing the “Transition Word Sequencing Pattern” to more effectively plan, retell, and write the selected text, PEN, or story genre sequence.
Topic brainstorming together, a text read, personal experience or story, text pictures, individual topic illustrations, a class generated word bank, as well as personalized topic covers make the “Transition Word Sequencing Pattern” meaningful and user friendly for students! Teacher examples, instructional modeling, and student copies are included. Two identical writing paper template sets have .6 inch writing lines (pages 23-25) or .5 inch lines (pages 26-28), for diverse levels and needs of students.
The “Transition Word Sequencing Pattern” material is appropriate for teaching and reinforcing the Common Core English Language Arts Standards Grades K-2nd of Reading: Literature and Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Writing referenced on page 10.
When taught, mastered, and applied, the strategy has lasting utility in retelling stories in sequence, comprehending fiction and nonfiction stories heard and read, and writing the sequence of personal experiences or fiction texts on any subject and topic. With connecting and applying the “Transition Word Sequencing Pattern”, text and personal experience pictures, and text and PEN or story sequence, watch your students’ text engagement, understanding, text and writing sequence, and ability to retell a story read and written and write a personal experience narrative in sequence improve!