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# Comprehension - Teaching Pre-Kindergarten Children Sequencing

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Sequencing refers to a series of items or events occurring in a specific order. Fun, sequencing activities done at home with your child will prepare him/her to recognize the sequence of events in stories. Sequencing is a precursor to retelling stories and predicting what might happen next.
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### Comprehension - Teaching Pre-Kindergarten Children Sequencing

1. 1. Teaching Pre-Kindergarten Children Sequencing http:/reading2success.com A site dedicated to parents
2. 2. Sequencing- Comprehension Focus first last Sequencing refers to a series of items or events occurring in a specific order. Fun, sequencing activities done at home with your child will prepare him/her to recognize the sequence of events in stories. Sequencing is a precursor to retelling stories and predicting what might happen next.
3. 3. Place 4 Items in Sequential Order From Left to Right To sequence items in the correct order, children need to understand and use target words: first, second, third, last, next, and after.
4. 4. Use Target Words to Describe the Sequential Order of the Items The large red square is first. The blue triangle is second. The yellow circle is third and the red rectangle is last. or The red square is first. The blue triangle is next to the red square. The yellow circle is after the blue triangle and the red rectangle is last.
5. 5. Gather Items to Sequence Make the activity fun! Have your child sequence toys and other items according to your directions. Begin by gathering your child’s favorite toys and items from around the house.
6. 6. Choose Items that are Different in Color, Shape, and Size
7. 7. Have Your Child Sequence Toys and Other Items According to Your Directions. Place the blue ball first, and the bear second. Place the car third, next to the bear. Place the timer last.
8. 8. Sequencing Pictures Cards Sequence Picture Cards Using Target Words Guide your child by asking what would happen first, next…. Have your child arrange the cards in the correct order. Then have him/her explain the order.
9. 9. Sequencing Photographs Sequence Photographs Using Target Words first next then finally
10. 10. Bridging Sequencing Items to Sequencing Events of a Story Move from using cards to asking questions. Ask your child - What happened first in the story, next, last? OR What did Goldilocks do first – eat the porridge or fall asleep in Baby Bear’s bed? If your child doesn’t know the answer, help your child find the answer in the story. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
11. 11. Pictures may be used instead of sentences to answer questions. Sequencing Events in a Story First Next Last Target words may be used instead of sentences. Picture Picture Picture
12. 12. Activity Videos Visit http://reading2success.com To View Our Activity Videos.