Before reading the story, we discussed some common sequencing words to be on the look out for. These phrases included: in the beginning, next, then, the next day, later, at the end. When students finished reading the story, we went back and discussed which sequencing words/phrases were found in this version of Cinderella.
Then, we worked together to pick out the main events of the story and selected certain sequencing words to create a summary of the fairy tale.
Each main event was written on a notecard. I chose lined notecards to help students with their writing. We folded the notecard in half. On the outside, we wrote the sequencing word. Then, we wrote the event on the inside. We then glued the events in order on a long strip of construction paper.
The students really enjoyed creating these sequencing strips. They added a more creative spin on sequencing.
I also could not resist reviewing cause and effect with this story. Cinderella provides some great examples of cause and effect relationships. I created a graphic organizer that included three of the main events from the story. These events are found in most versions of Cinderella and could easily be used with a different version than the one I used in my lesson.
I listed the causes, and the students and I worked together to identify the corresponding effects.
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