Monday, March 10, 2014

{Review} Understanding and Explaining Time in Sequential Stories

Here's the last (but not least!) in a three part review series of new materials by Great Ideas for Teaching.  This final resource is called Understanding and Explaining Time in Sequential Stories.

This material is "designed to help students comprehend how much time it takes to complete sequential stories or events.  The activities are designed to help students understand that events can happen in a very short period of time or can happen over a much longer period of time."  This skill is essential for improving overall comprehension skills.

Pictured above is the student worksheet.  Pictures are used to tell a story, while the instructor reads a short narrative to accompany the illustrations.  Then, questions are posed to clarify how much time was needed to complete the actions in the story.  This also helps to determine if the student can remember details from the narrative.  In addition, it allows the student to show his/her ability to follow directions related to time.  This resource targets a child's ability to understand the importance of time in sequential stories.  It also shows him/her the importance of time in their own daily routine.

The instructor's worksheet includes questions such as:
- Did this story take place in the morning or the evening?
- At what time did Larry go out to check on his pet?
- How much time passed from the beginning of the story to the end of the story when Buddy came home?

I absolutely love this resource and know that I'll get a lot of use out of it.  It includes short narratives that are also supported by picture cues, which are very useful for students struggling with narrative skills.  It also asks simple and more advanced questions that rely on a student's ability to pay attention to the story and pick up on specific details.

You can find this (in my opinion) must-have product for $29.50 HERE!

Disclaimer:  This product was given to me for review.  No other compensation was provided.  The opinions expressed here are solely my own.

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