Lessons & Units
The order of events or steps in a text.
Lesson 1
Identify and describe the beginning of a story
Identify and describe the end of a story
  • I'm Not Going to Chase the Cat Today
Lesson 2
Show the correct order of events from beginning to end in a story
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Get Well Lance
Lesson 3
Use sequence clue words (first, then) to show the correct order of events in a story
  • Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures
Lesson 1
Use sequence clue words (first, second, third, next, after, finally, then) to show the correct order of events in fiction
  • The First Day of School
  • The Lost Kitten
Lesson 2
Use sequence clue words (morning, afternoon, late afternoon, night, and months) to show the correct order of events in fiction
  • My Apron
  • My Summer Vacation
Lesson 3
Use sequence words (first, second, third, next, after, finally, then, morning, afternoon, late afternoon) to retell a story
  • My Apron
  • Kitten's First Full Moon
Lesson 1
Retell a story in sequential order
  • First Day Jitters
Lesson 2
Summarize the important events of a story in sequence
  • First Day Jitters
  • The Mitten Tree
Lesson 3
Identify the sequence of events in a story with a flashback
  • A Chair for My Mother
  • The Big Game

Unit Reading Passages

  • Colorful Crayons
  • Firefighters Fight Fires
  • Pumpkins Are Popping Up Everywhere!
  • The Buzz About Honey
  • Welcome Aboard!
Lesson 1
Analyze the sequence of events in fiction using textual evidence in a graphic organizer
  • Jose’s Baseball Routine
Lesson 2
Use textual evidence to answer exception questions about the sequence of events in fiction

Unit Reading Passages

  • Magellan Was First
  • Return of the Bear
  • Saving for a Cause
  • The Life Cycle of a Frog
  • To the Moon!
Lesson 1
Identify flashbacks within a story
  • Tell Me a Story, Mama
Lesson 2
Identify the chronological order of events in a story with flashbacks
  • Leaving Home
Lesson 3
Use textual evidence to answer exception questions about the sequence of events in a story with flashbacks
  • Leaving Home

Unit Reading Passages

  • Water Woes
  • Viking Voyages
  • The Making of a President
  • Picking Up the Pieces
  • Get in the Loop

Sequence lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Lesson in Courage
  • Children in the Shadows
  • Old Time Operations
  • Stopping the Spread
  • The Scientific Method

Sequence lessons can be found in the following sixth grade novel units:
America Street
The House on Mango Street

Unit Reading Passages

  • Escape From France
  • Madam President?
  • Sailing Into History
  • Snake, Rattle, and Roll
  • The Making of a President