Center Focus

What Comes First?

  1. Choose or create a set of sequential events such as traveling from one place to another, baking a cake, or planting a garden.
  2. Write the steps out in a mixed up order.
  3. Have your students figure out the correct order for the events and a come up with a description for the event (i.e. planting a flower).
  4. Choose more/less complicated events based on your students abilities. For beginning students you can do this same activity with pictures. You can buy sets of pictures depicting a series of events at most teaching supply stores, or you can make your own.

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