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Lesson Plans
Story Sequencing

CCSS Reading: Literature
  • RL.K.2: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Materials Needed


  1. Print out enough copies of the story sequence cards for each pair of students to have a set, and cut the cards apart.
  2. Print out a copy of the Story Sequence reproducible for each student.

  • Read aloud The Three Little Pigs.

  1. After the story, ask students to help you list the events in story order. (You may want to refer back to the pictures in the story to help prompt students.)
  2. As you move through a class retelling of the story, use words like “first,” “next,” “then” and “last” to prompt them for responses.
  3. Point out that these key words can help us keep the story organized in our mind and sequence the events from the story in the correct order.

Guided Practice

  1. Pair up students and give each pair a set of story sequence cards.
  2. Have students spread out the cards and look carefully at each picture.
  3. Invite them to discuss with their partner what is happening in each picture.
  4. Point out to students that, when the cards are placed in the correct sequence or story order, they tell the story!
  5. Encourage students to work with their partners to arrange the cards in story order.
  6. Finally, have students volunteer to retell the story aloud to the class.

Independent Practice

  1. Read another story aloud to the class.
  2. Discuss the story and ask students to help you list the important events. Write each event on chart paper as students name it.
  3. Give each student a copy of the Story Sequence reproducible and some crayons.
  4. Invite students to draw a picture in each space to represent the events from the story in order.
  5. Display the finished products in the room to allow students to share their step-by-step pictures!

the preschool–kindergarten lesson plan. (Includes all printable materials.)




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