This Word document asks students to place events from the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2012), Journeys-fifth grade selection "James Forten" in the correct sequence. It can be used as individual or group work, or during large group instruction. I use it while my students read the selection as a graphic organizer. Comprehension assessment scores rise when I employ a tool like this. The format is based on questions found on the Smarter Balance ELA practice test.
The product is also available as an interactive Smartboard Notebook file. In addition, the activity can be purchased paired with a main idea / detail / conclusion printable based on the story.