Learn About Sequencing Activities
Sequencing activities help learners to arrange information in a logical order, making it easier to track information over time.
The use of a chain-of-events graphic organizer is a valuable way to:
- Organize steps in a procedure
- Trace plot development in a story or novel
- Document actions of a character
- Record the important stages of an event
Chain-of-Events for Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
This is a sample graphic organizer a learner might create.
Like a chain-of-events organizer, timelines help learners place events and people in chronological order. Throughout a lesson or project, learners can add to the timeline, use it as a reference and a benchmark to make sense of dates and events and to see patterns in history. By sequencing important events, learners can make connections to past and current content. Individual and class timelines can be effective ways to represent events and time periods.
Space Exploration Timeline
This is a sample timeline a learner might create.
Storyboard planners are helpful ways to construct ideas and organize information before creating a product. Learners can create storyboards, using multimedia ICT or paper and pencil. These storyboards can be used as a pre-writing or brainstorming activity before learners create a final product. The storyboards can be checked by a peer or teacher to make sure the learner is on-track and provide feedback before getting to work.
This is a sample storyboard a learner might use.
This storyboard is from the Project Plan, African Adventure Safari from Designing Effective Projects.
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