Reading Minis


Identifying Text Structure: Chronological Order


This lesson will help your students understand how authors use chronological order to structure a text. It includes brief instruction on chronological order and related signal words, a model, practice tracking the order of events in a text, and multiple-choice questions that assess students’ understanding of the text structure.

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Reading Minis for grades 3–5 provide short lessons on reading skills and strategies. Each lesson includes instruction, definitions for key terms, a model, whole-group practice, a worksheet for independent practice, a multiple-choice assessment, and a teacher’s guide. Each of these ready-made lessons can be easily opened as a PDF or HTML5 file to quickly teach a key reading skill or strategy before reading or analyzing a text.

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This lesson is one of six lessons on identifying text structure. For additional instruction on text structure, see the following lessons: Comparison & Contrast Order, Cause-Effect Order, Sequence Order, Spatial Order, and Order of Importance.


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