Sequence/Process Organizer

Graphic organizers are a proven skill that supports various learning styles. Charts, tables, maps, and webs activate our students' minds as they visually represent course content. Graphic organizers help learners conceptualize new information while providing opportunities for evaluation and application of core concepts.

Use this graphic organizer to...

  • track the sequence of events in a story,
  • create a timeline of a real life event or person,
  • summarize the steps in a process, or
  • chart how an argument develops over the course of a text.

Where is this in the Reading Process: Step 5

Explicitly Teach: Explain. Connect. Model. Practice.

Cycle of Independence: I do. We do. They do. You do.

Origin: First called advanced organizers, thought to originate with Ausubel's work on cognitive theory and meaningful learning (1960) and then further developed by Richard Barron in 1969 (Manoli and Papadopoulou 2012).

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Sequence/Process Organizer Step-By-Step Process

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Differentiate and support learning Differentiate and support learning

SPACE Method
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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

R2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
R3
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
R5
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and large portions of the text relate to each other and the whole.
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