This graphic organizer can be used with nonfiction and fictional texts and connects sequencing events to writing.
Smart Notebook format enables repetitive use, incorporates technology, encourages student involvement and increases student interest.
Skills: Analyze text for signal words; Sequence events using signal words; Write a summary paragraph using sequenced details
Can be used with main idea and detail lessons.
Teaching Point: Good readers connect events as they read. They look for and use signal words and phrases to order events. Summarize by sequencing the most important events in order.
Essential Questions: How does sequencing events help me understand text? What words can signal sequencing? When did this action occur? What happened next?