Powerpoint to guide students through an experience before the guided reading skill: Sequence of Events.
Experiences are so powerful because students are learning authentically in a real world setting. They get to apply this reading skill to everyday life skills.
The experience is making dirt cake. What student wouldn't love this delicious and teachable moment?! :)
~Read Aloud Video of Diary of a Worm (activate students' prior knowledge)
~Create your own task cards for students to gain practice with writing signal/transition words with steps of making dirt cake
~Lesson Plan slide including prepping for the skill and key points
~Pattern Statement + Print Outs
"Sequence is the order in which events happen."
~Fun and Engaging (Lots of discussion) :)
I'd love your feedback on this once you use and download!
My first year students loved this experience and this is exactly how I would teach it again.