First, Then, Last, Finally, Meanwhile, At Last

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Learning to determine the sequence of events in a story is fundamental to the success of young readers. Luckily, there are series of common transitional words and phrases that authors use to provide clues for determining when events occur. This two-part activity allows children to practice identifying these key terms by first numbering a series of events and then circling the temporal words and phrases in a short reading passage. A simple, yet effective activity that would nicely complement a lesson on sequence of events.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

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  • Includes lists of frequently used temporal words and phrases
  • Reading passage clearly models how transitional words and phrases are used to describe a sequence of events

  • An answer key is not included, but the solutions can be easily determined by quickly working through the exercise