Sequencing Learning Centers: 6 Fun Learning Stations on Finding Sequence

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Looking for an engaging and interactive way to teach students how to identify the sequence of events in a passage? Then, you’re going to love this learning centers resource!

This Sequencing - Centers resource contains activities and lessons for six learning centers. Each center is designed to give students engaging and exciting learning experiences to practice, enrich, reteach, and enhance their learning. Working independently and with their small groups, student will have the opportunity to develop the critical reading comprehension skill of identifying and finding the order of events in nonfiction and fiction passages.

These centers are extremely versatile! They can be taught during a single class period, spread out over consecutive days, or taught at different times throughout the year.

The centers are completely turn-key and include everything:

  • Center Implementation Guide
  • Center Table Labels
  • Teacher Resources - 6 Detailed Center Overview and Set-Up Guides
  • Student Packets (where students record their work from each center)
  • Center Materials (includes Student Directions - with extension activities and any resource students will need to complete the activity)
  • Grade Sheet (to track and grade student work)
  • Keys (for all center activities)

Sequencing Centers Overview:

Center 1: Putting Events in Order

Students work to put two sets of how-to directions into the correct order.

Center 2: Sequencing Through Time

Students read two nonfiction passages and put the events from each passage in order on a timeline.

Center 3: Sequencing Signal Words

Students cut and paste sequencing clue words into two passages.

Center 4: Reading Comprehension

Students put a nonfiction passage in order, read the passage together, and respond to reading comprehension questions.

Center 5: Sequencing Mini-Books

Students create mini-how-to books with a focus on putting the steps in sequential order.

Center 6: Story Sequence

Students read a fable and then create a foldable with the plot events in order.

FYI: This center resource is designed as a companion to this Sequencing Mini-Unit.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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