By Kathleen M. Hollenbeck
Can this magic bar of soap really rid the kingdom of germs? 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!
Bind the mini-book pages with brass fasteners instead of staples. Then ask students to disassemble their books, mix up the pages, and sequence them again. If possible, change the stories so that events happen in a different order. Does the story still make sense? How might restructuring the events change the outcome of the story?