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Sequence Story Writing and Drawing

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K - 2nd
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First, Then, Next, and First, Then, Next, Last Story cards. No Prep. Regular or differentiated writing. COMPOSE a story with picture-word support. Regular ed, or autism and special needs writing prompts. Perfect for speech therapy too.

Circle words to "compose" the contextual sequence in a story. Then form the words into sentences for First, Then, Next and Last. Story cards have word/picture support. Helps low readers compose simple sentences to form a story. Works well with regular education to give confidence and organization to sequencing stories. Students can choose words to add to their sentences, by circling the word/picture cards.

Students will compose sentences for First Then Next or First, Then, Next Last. Then the student will draw a picture to represent each sequence. Finally the student will write a sentence about each of the prompts for First, Then, and Next etc.

33 First, Next, Then Writing Prompts/Activities

20 First, Next, Then, Last Writing Prompts/Activities

4 Illustration Paper files

6 Handwriting paper files

2 types of files:

1. Writing prompt and handwriting paper is included in this ONE page NO Prep activity. Just print and use. Perfect for regular education, and for students who can write in handwriting lines

2. Differentiated writing prompts - same cues, but larger. Instructor prints out a sheet and takes to any handwriting paper, including printable handwriting papers from this file. This task is perfect for students in special education due to the picture-word support.

Example of Differentiated instruction – 14 year old student with autism. He was able to read the words. He mostly was able to verbalize a sentence. As with many students with autism, he sometimes leaves out verbs and prepositions. But he will always say the correct sentence if given a choice. For example, If he said, “see pig”, I would give two choices. “The boy sees pig”, “The boy sees a pig”. He will almost always choose the correct sentence and say it verbally. We worked through drawing the First, Next, Last concept (didn’t have the printable story paper, but made our own. He was able to draw the pictures with verbal cueing and some copying step by step. Then he was able to write the sentences with verbal cueing. He used the word bank, but could spell most other words himself. He was able to write the sentences with minimal verbal cueing. He also typed these sentences:

First a boy gets in the car. Then he goes to a farm. Last, he sees a pig.

All artwork is original. Very substantial file for writing centers! Fun and engaging.

If you want more writing activities with differentiated instruction, please visit The Fine Motor Store. My other favorite writing files with differentiated instruction are:

Special Education Sentences Bundle

Also available are "Cut and Write Sentences:

Writing: Back to School Cut and Write Sentences

Writing - FALL CUT AND WRITE Sentences with Dolch sight words!

Handwriting: Valentine Cut Glue and Write Picture Word Sentence for Center Time

Also check out other picture word sentences for K-1st or special education:

Handwriting: Picture Word Sentences for Special Needs Writing Practice

Autism and Special Education: TWEEN Picture/Word Circle and Write Sentences

Holiday/Winter Circle, Draw and Write Sentences with Word Pictures

Handwriting: Spring Themed Circle and Write Picture Word Sentences

Picture Word Sentences for K - 1st or Special Education - MONSTER THEMED!

Created by Jan McCleskey, MA, OTR from The Handwriting Clinic/First Strokes Products. This file probably took the longest to write, of all my products - I spent months and months on drawing pictures to support this one . As I completed pictures, I tried this out in centers with students, and the results were very exciting for beginning learners, and especially for students with special needs. Enjoy!

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Total Pages
130 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.


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