Understanding story sequence (beginning, middle & end) builds the concept that stories need links in order to make sense. These help the concept of abstract ideas like first, next, and last — which in turn helps children form a plan about what elements are involved in stories. (who, what , where, when, why).
Talking about experiences, relating a story or event in sequence, communicating about self, and communicating about concrete experiences help children share their ideas and create skills for critical thinking. (why, what could happen, what if? )
|Narrative – story retell||Listening –Critical skills|
|Using strategies and a format of critical thinking skills to form story skills.|
• What will happen next
• What could he say
• Do this, then this
• Make these into ...
• Tell me how ...
• Where will it happen
• Why wouldn't it happen
• What would make it happen