Sequencing Lesson Plan

Hi Everyone,

Happy Sunday!  I decided I would make a fun spring Lesson Plan for grades k-2.   It features the story , The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  If you do not have the story check out Teacher’s Boutique where you can usually find books for a few dollars.  The lesson Plan is in the Madeline Hunter Format. I am trying to upload the pictures that go with the story, but it doesn’t look like I can upload the pictures on the blog.  If you want the images send me an email at and I will forward them to you in a PDF.   I hope you find this useful and that your students enjoy it!

Sequencing Lesson Plan

Anticipatory Set:
Reading the story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Statement of Objectives:
The students will be able to sequence the events of the story and retell it.

Instructional Input:
Explain to the students that sequencing something is putting something in order the way it occurred in the story. Sequencing is an important skill because it helps aid in reading comprehension and the development of oral language through retelling. Today the students will use the story to help them put the pictures in order the same way that they occurred in the story. Then they can use the pictures to retell the story in their own words.

Show the students the pictures, and model how to choose which picture comes first by thinking aloud and using the story to check to see if they are correct. Show them the rest of the pictures and tell them they need to do the same for the rest of the pictures.

Check For Understanding:

Ask students to tell you what they are going to be doing. Ask if anyone has any questions.

Guided Practice:
Teacher can pull a small group for struggling readers to help them be successful with this skill.

Independent Practice:
This activity can either be done as a whole group where everyone is required to do the activity, or it can be placed in a workstation that students can rotate to, to practice this reading skill.

Extension Activities:
Students can graph the fruits on a bar graph.
Students can create butterflies using mosaics made out of tissue paper or construction paper.
Students can create their own version of the story following the same story line or creating a comic strip.

In science you can use to talk about the life cycle of a butterfly.



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