This handout was created and used in my special education resource classroom. It has been designed to give students a basic idea of keywords that they may see in text and to help them identify the sequence of events in a story; using the major key words First, Next, Then, Last, and Finally.
It has been color coded:
Green words: represent words that signal the beginning of a story or an event
Blue words: Words that identify a new event happening or the middle of a story
Red words: Words that identify the end of an event or the end of a story