Language Arts Sequencing Activities for Elementary Students
In reading and writing, the order of things is important! At times, this can be a difficult task for many early learners to grasp. Susan Brooks and Bill Byles, creators of Internet4Classrooms, have put together a list of computer games that will help your elementary students master sequencing! Here are a few highlights:
- Game Goo is learning site that features educational games created by Houghton Mifflin. In Monkey Business, students are charged with helping their new monkey pal traverse the "dangerous" pathways of the jungle by building sentence bridges. Students are shown three planks, each with a different part of the complete sentence, and must use their mouse to put them in the proper order.
- Starring characters from their popular kid's show, Arthur, PBS Kids has designed the sequencing game, Story Scramble, where students are given three story frames complete with picture and description to put in order by dragging and dropping with their mouse. After making careful choices, students can have the story read back to them. If they have mis-ordered any of the frames, this is a great way for them to hear where they've made a mistake.
- Tracy Boyd, a elementary and middle school speech-language pathologist used Quia, an online tool for creating classroom activities and exercises, to design this Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich sequencing activity. Boyd describes the six steps needed to make a standard peanut butter and jelly sandwich in random order and students must put them in the correct order, typing the number in the box by each action.
Brooks and Byles list several other games teachers can use to help students build their sequencing skills. Be sure to check out their full post for links and more ideas!