Friday, April 6, 2012

Children's Stories: Targeting First/Next/Last and Sequencing

Happy Friday!

So this post is all about targeting the concepts of First, Next, Last and Sequencing. I have been working all semester long with my client on these concepts and have created many great sequencing activities that I would like to share with all of you!

First I read my client a children's story. He is in Kindergarten, so many of these stories will be appropriate for preschool-1st grade kiddos. Then I presented him with the sequencing cards. (these cards vary in length some stories only had 4 and others had up to 10) These cards are pictures of the main events of the story. I would ask the client to pick the card that happens first, next and last. If I felt he didn't understand the sequencing of the story I would ask him to tell me the story back using the sequencing cards. These activities usually take around 10-15 minutes depending on how long the story is.

Something fun that I discovered is that many children's stories are on and one of my favorite new sites called storyline online. This website is wonderful because it has books such as Stellaluna, Harry the Dirty Dog and The Rainbow Fish all read by famous actors. The kids love it because its on THE COMPUTER :) and we love it because it gives our voice a break!

Here are all of my sequencing card sets...some of the images were taken from the web and the rest were photos I took. Enlarge them, add more images and have fun with your kiddos! The best part is that it works on many more concepts than the ones that I was focusing on :)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Youtube video that went with the Hungry Caterpillar here.)
Harry The Dirty Dog (used Storyline online)

How are you all targeting the concepts of First, Next, Last and Sequencing?


  1. Great idea, can't wait to try it.

    I am Chico State grad. Miss that place. Say "hi" to Dr. Miller for me from Christy Pickering. Thanks!

  2. Hi Christy, glad you stopped by :) What year did you graduate from Chico? I will definitely say hello for you!

  3. Hi! FYI the link to the Are You My Mother pages comes up as Corduroy. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Steps2speech it has been fixed! Emily

  4. Thank you! Trying to find fun, new ways to target this goal!

  5. Thanks for sharing! There is a great little app called Making Sequences Advanced that you can import these pictures into and the kids can practice sequencing them on the iPad. It has been very motivating for kids who otherwise are not interested in sequencing activities. It costs $4.99

  6. Love it!
    Wondering how to access the card sets for are you my mother.
    Thanks for sharing :)