Teaching Story Sequencing


Good children’s literature can be the vehicle to teach story grammar. I love ” The Scarecrow’s Hat” by Ken Brown to teach story sequencing as there is a very clear story sequence structure.

” The Scarecrow’s Hat” is a story in which the chicken ¬†admires scarecrow’s hat and he tells her he would swap it for a walking stick. The chicken then goes from animal to animal swapping for something that will benefit each until she has the hat.

I made a story map that has each of the animals and what they start with and then what they end up with.

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Then I have the students put together their own story map.

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They cut and paste the pictures onto the map.

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I then ask them to do a story retell using their story map to help them with the retell.

This is one of the lessons in my book companion.Book Companion for Ken Brown’s ” The Scarecrow’s Hat”


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