Stage 3 reading - Sequencing events

Learning intention

Students will learn to sequence language and events by connecting contextual and language clues to chronological order.

Syllabus outcome

  • EN3-RECOM-01: fluently reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes, analysing text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension 

  • EN3-UARL-01: analyses representations of ideas in literature through narrative, character, imagery, symbol and connotation, and adapts these representations when recreating texts. 

National Literacy Learning Progression

Understanding texts

  • UnT6: uses cohesive devices to connect ideas or events (e.g. tracks pronoun referencing) (see Grammar) (process)

  • UnT7: reads and views predictable texts (see Text complexity) (comprehension); navigates texts using common signposting devices such as headings, subheadings, paragraphs, navigation bars and links (process)

  • UnT8: reads and views some moderately complex texts (see Text complexity) (comprehension); uses knowledge of cohesive devices to track meaning throughout a text (e.g. connectives such as however, on the other hand) (see Grammar) (process); skims and scans texts for key words to track the development of ideas (process); understands precise meaning of words with similar connotations (e.g. generous, kind-hearted, charitable) (vocabulary)

  • UnT9: builds meaning by actively linking ideas from a number of texts or a range of digital sources (comprehension); uses processes such as predicting, confirming predictions, monitoring, and connecting relevant elements of the text to build or repair meaning (process)

NAPLAN item descriptors

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

Task outline

Full task descriptions are included in the resource, available for download on this page.

Shades of meaning

Students sequence words from most to least along a word cline.

Sequencing nonfiction texts – History of chocolate

Students sequence information in various nonfiction texts.

Sequencing events in a narrative

Students sequence information in various narrative texts.

Sequencing information texts

Students learn to sequence an information text, identifying language that indicates order (connectives) and key vocabulary.

Sequencing information

Students sequence information in a text using graphic organisers.


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