1. Topic-
Draw conclusions or confirm predictions about what will happen next in a text by identifying key words (signal words that alert the reader to a sequence of events, such as before, first, during, while, as, at the same time, after, then, next, at last, finally, now, when or cause and effect, such as because, since, therefore, so).
Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and graphs.
2. Content-
Introduce sequencing with the aid of a graphic organizer
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will gain an understanding that a sequence is the order of events in a story from start to finish
2.Students will gain an understanding of how a graphic organizer will aid in the sequencing of a story.
4. Objectives-
1. Sequence is the order of events in a story.
2.Clue words such as first, next, then, now and finally will help figure out and remember tho order of events.
3.A graphic organizer is a picture that can help organize information as you read.
5. Materials and Aids-
1.Alligator workbook
page 64
2.Transparency--"When a Thunderstorm Strikes"
3.Graphic organizer diagram
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Recall the story from last week "Firefighter!"
2.Have students tell, in order three things that happened in the selection.
3.Ask if these three things could be told in reverse? why or why not?

B. Development-

1.Read paragraph one of "When a Thunderstorm Strikes"
2.Point out the clue word "first" in the reading fill out the graphic organizer
3.continue on with paragraph two.

C. Practice-

1.read paragraph three and allow students to complete their graphic organizer on their own while you read.
2.Discuss what they should have on their graphic organizer for paragraph three.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Allow student to independently complete their worksheets.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Allow nonindependent work group to meet with you at the group activity table to work on the work sheet with guided assistance.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Ask for students to tell what the clue words are that allow for sequencing a story.

G. Closure-

1.Tell students to ask for help if needed.
2.Tell students to turn papers in on the overhead when finished.
7. Evaluation-
1.Grade papers while students are at stations.
2.Call any student over individually that did not fully understand the lesson as discovered by grading work sheet.
3.Redo items missed with the student one on one at the group table to ensure understanding of the lesson.

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