Story Mix-Up


Tip: Story Mix-Up

How Do I Do It?
Cut up a story into 4 pieces for a group of 4, 5 pieces for 5 etc. Put each piece in an envelope. Students read their part then work together to sequence it. 

Variations & Extensions
Make sure for younger and lower proficiency students that you provide a picture cue with each section of text that you may choose to be one simple sentence each.  If you have 6 groups  create 6 different stories in envelopes and after they have had the time to correctly sequence the story, direct them to return the story to the envelope and switch with another table group. 

Common Core ELA Reading Standard 5
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.

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Make a sequencing activity for language learners with the Talk Bar.  Make cards with chapter or key ideas (written and/or visual) and record a sentence from that part of the story.  Students slide the pictures into the correct slot with the corresponding matching audio recording.

Get 60 units with 6 sequence pictures each in this book made for English Learners!  Simple activities with practice listening, speaking, reading and writing!

Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen


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