Stage 2 reading - Sequencing events in informative texts

Learning focus

Students learn to sequence events in informative texts. Students will identify a logical sequence of events and use vocabulary cues and images to accurately summarise and sequence.

Syllabus outcome

  • EN2-4A: uses an increasing range of skills, strategies and knowledge to fluently read, view and comprehend a range of texts on increasingly challenging topics in different media and technologies.
  • EN2-8B: identifies and compares different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an understanding of purpose, audience and subject matter

National Literacy Learning Progression

Understanding texts

  • UnT6: locates specific information in a predictable text or a given set of digital sources (comprehension); identifies connectives that develop coherence between ideas or events (tracks pronoun referencing) - see 'grammar' process)
  • UnT7: monitors the development of ideas using language and visual features (topic sentences, key verbs, graphs) (comprehension); uses common signposting devices such as headings, paragraphs, subheadings, paragraphs, navigation bars and links, to navigate texts (process)
  • UnT8: uses knowledge of cohesive devices to track meaning throughout a text (connectives such as however, on the other hand) - see 'grammar' (process)

NAPLAN item descriptors

The relevant NAPLAN item descriptors are included in the PDF resource, available for download on this page.

Task outline

Full task descriptions and accompanying resources are available for download in PDF format the download box on this page.

Task 1: Information text - where does honey come from?

Students create a flow chart showing where they think honey comes from, using arrows and captions to sequence (four activities).

Task 2: Information text - honey recipes

Students learn to summarise and sequence steps (two activities).

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