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Currently, students are studying the Sequence of Events in a nonfiction story. Keeping track of the order of events is an important comprehension skill. It helps students make sense of a story. One way to help keep track of events and details is to recognize and understand the signal words. For Sequence, signal words include dates (January 1), time (noon, 3:30), and words and phrases such as at first, second, next, finally, before long, after that, soon, during, springtime, and then. These are only examples and not a complete list. To practice Sequence of Events, try an activity where one person thinks of a task with multiple steps. Mix the steps up and have the other person put the steps in the order they happen. For example: 1. Frost the cake. 2. Mix the batter. 3. Put the ingredients into a bowl. 4. Decide to make a cake. Do you know the correct answer? Leave your answer as a comment and I will reward you with a prize if you are right!
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