You all know how much I love comprehension, and if you don’t I LOVE COMPREHENSION. After creating tons of comprehension resources for all sorts of topics, I developed a monthly curriculum to directly teach the skills needed to master comprehension. and what is one of the focuses? SEQUENCING.
Sequencing can be HARD for our students. We need to make it FUN to make it work… and we also have to work… AT their level.
Simple Comprehension focuses on 3 levels. Level one is pretty basic and picture heavy, Level two combines pictures and words, and Level three focuses on words in a simpler way than grade level material (think repetitive words, larger font, basic topics).
When it comes to sequencing here are the differences between levels:
Level One: ALL pictures. Level one focuses on the 5 vocabulary words of the week ONLY. So students sequence these pictures in the order they are in the story.
Level Two: Sentences… with visual support. This one tells the story in order… but with visual supports. It also has a bit more to the story than level one, and therefore some visuals are included that aren’t part of the vocab list this week.
Level Three: While it is supported by one visual, the story is word heavy, so the sequencing is ALL words. Challenge your students and see if they can tell the story back and sequence events without visual support.
TWO WAYS to do it.
This is the December unit, but this is how the sheets look when you download them. You can use them AS is… cut and paste worksheets (or laminate and velcro in a binder as seen for reuse) (great for homework too!) or you can laminate cut and velcro to set them up as sequencing sticks (my all time favorite).
The best thing about the sequencing sticks. I keep them in my monthly bin and can pull them out YEAR TO YEAR. So it is a print once type of thing… which I LOVE.
HOW to target SEQUENCING:
So how do I format my lessons on sequencing day? Here’s what it looks like:
+ Reread the story whole group at level 3.
+ Break into small groups by Level
+ Reread the leveled story as small groups
+ Sequence the events on a white board together as a group using the story as a reference
+ Split into 1:1 and independent work bouncing support around the group
+ Each student gets a worksheet/ sequencing stick
+ Student completes the sequence independently
+ Data is tracked (learn how I track data here)
+ Students earn a reward
+ Assessment is given at the end of the week as well to track progress
Interested in February Simple Comprehension?
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Each month I am going into detail about how to teach simple comprehension ( you can find the previous posts linked below!) What would you like explained next month? Leave a comment and let me know!
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