15 Ways to Teach Kids Story Sequencing Skills

Are you looking for ways to teach students story sequencing skills? If so, keep reading.

1. Provide the learner with time to read a selection more than once, emphasizing comprehension rather than speed.

2. Utilize reading sequence learning materials with high interest (e.g., adventures, romances, mysteries, athletics, etc.).

3. Compose notes and letters to the learner to give reading content that they will want to read for comprehension. Learners should be urged to pen notes at the same time each week.

4. Compose paragraphs and short stories requiring skills the learner is presently developing. The passages must be of interest to the learners.

5. Make sure that the reading requirements of all subjects and tasks are within the capacity and ability level of the learner. If not, modify or adjust the reading content to the learner’s capacity and ability level. A lower-level text may be an alternative.

6. Get the learner to practice a new skill or task alone or with an aide, the teacher, or a peer before the entire group attempts the learning experience or before performing for a grade.

7. Converse with the learner to explain (a) what the learner is doing wrong and (b) what the learner should be doing.

8. Praise the learner for sequencing: (a) give the learner a concrete reward (e.g., privileges such as leading the line, handing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.) or (b) give the learner an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.) for accurately demonstrating correct sequencing learning activities.

9. Connect with parents to disseminate information about the learner’s progress. Parents may reinforce the learner at home for improvements in sequencing activities at school.

10. Assess the appropriateness of the task to ascertain (a) if the task is too complicated and (b) if the duration of time scheduled to finish the task is sufficient.

11. Select a peer to model sequencing of activities for the learner and also to assist the learner with instructions.

12. Let the learner perform alternative versions of the tasks. As the learner shows success, slowly introduce more components of the regular tasks until those can be delivered successfully.

13. Consider using AI to teach reading comprehension.

14. Consider using Alexa to teach reading skills.

15. Try using one of our many apps designed to teach literacy skills and help students with reading issues:

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