By Kathleen M. Hollenbeck
What is life like on the space station? Students find out when they use picture and text clues to sequence the pages of this 8-page mini-book. Sequencing helps to develop key skills such as critical thinking, assessing story events, predicting, logic, and reading comprehension!
Does it matter whether students rinse their hands before or after washing them with soap? Does it matter which items of clothing they put on before others? Talk about why following a logical sequence is important in some situations and not in others. Then invite students to give examples of events or situations in which order does and does not matter. (Examples in which order does not matter might include the sequence in which foods are eaten during a meal or choosing which homework to tackle first.) Record their examples on a two-column chart labeled “Order Matters” and “Order Does Not Matter.” As students share, invite them to explain why the order does or does not matter.