While chronological order and sequence may seem like easy concepts for fifth graders, I assure you my latest sort is deceivingly simple! Students will have to recreate Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by putting the events into chronological order! By analyzing the events and discussing which came first, they are secretly reviewing the importance of text structure and analyzing how events come together to make a story (RL 5.5). My students loved the challenge of this sort and hopefully yours will too!
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