Step 2: Teach Lesson
To introduce the sequencing lesson and gain the student's attention, the teacher can tell a silly "out-of-order" story about his/her day.
For example : "This morning, I woke up and ate dinner. Then, I put my pajamas on and went to school. Next , I brushed my teeth
played with my friends".
This can lead into a conversation about the importance of putting events in order. Introduce the concept of sequencing.
Watch the video in Step 1 or read the book, "The Gingerbread Man".
After watching the video, bring out a large poster that already has the words first, second, next, then
, and last
written on it. The
words are ordered like a train. There will be an arrow starting at first and pointing to last. Use the pre-made story/picture cards to
sequence the events in the story.
To check for understanding, you can intentionally place some cards in the incorrect place to see if students are following along. You
can use gestures and body language to help convey the words. You can use slower speech with physical cues and clear articulation
when approaching key topics.
Give the student a random event from the story to illustrate. Once the student finishes one event give the student another event,
and so on up to 4 events. ( If you have additional students, you can have them illustrate an event as well).
After the student illustrates their scene, the student will put the events in order. ( some events might be missing, but that is ok)
They will use a bold marker to add the words first, second, next, then, and last to each drawing.