Sequencing Mini-Books for Fall and Winter

If you work with school aged children (K-5), chances are you’re addressing sequencing.  A lot.  Sequencing is an important skill because it helps us organize our environment—deciding what comes first, second, last.  It also helps us make sense of time concepts—what already happened, what is happening now, what’s likely to happen next.

I work on 3-step sequencing frequently, but this can mean very different things depending on the student.  One might only be ready to listen and absorb vocabulary.  The next might be ready to listen and order pictures.  A more advanced student might be ready to order pictures and create their own accompanying text.

I’ve put together seasonal mini-books will give you lots of opportunities to address this common goal at each of these levels.

Level 1: black & white mini-books contain both pictures and text
Level 2: mini-book contains text but the student cuts, arranges and pastes pictures in the book
Level 3: student cuts, arranges and pastes pictures in the book and then adds the accompanying text

What I like about using seasonal activities is that my students are having experience with these events frequently so we can build from their
experiences.  Depending on the story, I might even have students act out or perform the story before we move to the paper task.  Fun for us both!

Books are easily folded from a single sheet of paper (great fine motor practice!) and the set includes the following stories (each has the three different level options):

Fall: Trees in Autumn, Jumping in Leaves, Carving a Pumpkin, Pumpkin Seeds, Thanksgiving Meal

Winter: Snow Day, Gift Giving, Cold Weather Dressing, Build a Snowman

Includes BONUS: Who Spilled the Candy? (Halloween theme)

Sequences are seasonal but do not reflect religious specific holidays.

You can find this set in my TPT store.  Click here for more info.



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