Students will demonstrate an understanding of sequence of events.
Students will use sequential language – first, next, then, last – and specific vocabulary (e.g. scrubbing brush, gave a bath) to retell the story.
(Warm-up)watching online video of actor Betty White reading the story, “Harry the Dirty Dog” at
(Guided Practice-whole group activity)
ü a set of 4 pictures & 4 sentence strips enlarged
ü Have students place pictures in sequential order.
ü Have students read each sentence together
(because some of the words might be hard for 1st grade ELLs to read)
(Independent Practice–pair work)
ü A set of 4 sentence strips & 4 pictures in a zip bag
ü Graphic Organizer
ü Popsicle sticks that say “I’m a teacher!”
ü Give a pair of students a graphic organizer and 4 sentence strips & four pictures.
ü Have them collaborate to place pictures in sequential order.
ü Have one student play a teacher; the other, a student.
T: “A person who gets a teacher stick will be a teacher.”
“Teachers are going to take out a piece of sentence strip out of the bag & ask your partner:”What does it say?” “If your partner has trouble reading the sentence, you will help your partner read it.”
“Then, you are going to ask another question:”Where does it go?”
ü Have them collaborate to place sentence strips in sequential order
(Teacher will monitor if students are working together.)
üCheck the order of the sentences in a whole group before students glue their sentences on the graphic organizer.
ü Have each student retell the story looking at those four pictures on the board.
(Lead him/her to use sequential words, First, Next, Then, and Last.)
While a student is retelling, other students are listening to him/her in order to evaluate his/her story using a speaking rubric.