Story Sequencing: A Fairy Tale of Triumph

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Working Story Sequencing into your Day

Once upon a time, in a school district not so far away, a sharp, efficient, and effective Speech-Language Pathologist (insert your name here) worked magic with a caseload of students, many of whom had sequencing pictures or short stories as their goals.

During her many walks (that she made productive!) to pick up her students for therapy, she sometimes pondered how she could better help them with these commonly occurring goals, which would foster the development of her students’ narrative skills.

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During the course of that school year, she compiled a list of internet resources, books, and apps that both she and her students enjoyed. She also found the video below that you can show your students to help them learn about story sequencing. With these resources, she hopes to ultimately help your students to tell a short story such as this one. story sequencing

Websites for Story Sequencing:

DLTK Kids Sequencing This website has many story sequencing activities by arranging cards in the correct order. Kizoa photo creativity This is a DIY website where you can create and personalize slideshows, videos, and collages with your students. Zooburst Create a 3D pop-up book online. It has also been created as an app! Transition words and phrases This site contains words and phrases to help children tell stories. Popular stories Explore this blog post with popular stories to use in sequencing activities. Quia sequencing fun Read steps for completing various routine tasks and sequence them by assigning a number to each step. Sequence 5-10 step tasks correctly to reveal a hidden picture.

Worksheets for Story Sequencing:

Story map templates/graphic organizers.

Read a story and put the events in order.

Sequencing worksheets at varying levels of difficulty.

A variety of sequence cards/worksheets. 

Books for Story Sequencing:

If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numeroff give a mouse a cookie

This hungry mouse will ask for a cookie and then so much more! 

napping house The Napping House, by Audrey Wood

This cumulative story tells the tale of a very sleepy household.

brown bear  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?, by Bill Martin Jr.

Help your children sequence a frog, cat, horse, and duck while enjoying the brightly-colored illustrations.

the mitten book  The Mitten, by Jan Brett

Discover where the white mitten travels in this snowy adventure.

there was an old lady  There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly, by Simms Taback

This old lady swallows all kinds of unexpected things!

joseph had a little overcoat Joseph had a Little Overcoat, by Simms Taback

Watch Joseph’s ingenuity and what he makes out of his overcoat.

the giving tree  The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

Teach about generosity without expecting anything in return.

Apps for Story Sequencing:

makingsequences  Making Sequences $4.99

Making Sequences includes 15 photo sequences for teaching story order. Use these or upload your own images, add voice recordings and share them with others

sequences for kids  Sequences for kids $3.99

Create novel sequences with your own pictures.

tell a story with tommy  Tell a story with Tommy: School sequences and Community Sequences $2.99

This app has visual prompts and develops vocabulary, grammar, and sequencing within a story. It is also available in a variety of languages.

speech with milo  Speech with Milo: Sequencing $2.99

Enjoy 35 dynamic sequencing exercises using animation to keep your child engaged.

isequences  iSEQUENCES $2.99

Sequences are available for everyday situations. This app is also available in multiple languages.

easybaketreats  Easy-Bake Treats! FREE

Sequence how to make cupcakes, cookies, and other treats.

Written by: Carolyn Gutierrez

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