To compare and means to tell ways in which things are alike and different.
Summarizing a story means telling the story in a short way. Make sure to tell the important parts. It may help to think about who the story is about. It may help to think about where the story takes place. It may help to think about the beginning, middle and end.
The theme of a story is a big idea you can learn from reading and thinking about the story. What does the author want you to know? Do the characters learn a lesson? What might happen in your life that can help you understand the big idea?
A storys plot is what happens in the beginning, middle and end of the story. In many stories the events of the story tell how a characters problem is solved.
Drawing Conclusions Authors dont always come right out and tell you everything in a story. Sometimes you are given clues. Like a detective, you have to use the words and pictures to figure out the story!
The order that events take place is called Sequence. Words like first, next and last help readers figure out the order of events. Good readers pay attention to the order in which things happen. First put the meat and cheese on the bread. Next close the sandwich. Last eat the sandwich.
Put the ordinal words by the correct sentence. Jan packs her things. Its time for bed in her new home. Jan watches the people rush around in the city. firstnextlast first next
Put the ordinal words by the correct sentence. Toads seeds grew! Toad shouted at his seeds. Toad planted some flower seeds. firstnextlast first next
Put the ordinal words by the correct sentence. The caterpillar hangs from a stem. The caterpillar eats. The caterpillar grows a shell and is in a chrysalis. firstnextlast first next
Put the ordinal words by the correct sentence. The butterfly lays its own eggs. The butterfly flies to a flower. The butterflys wings dry off. firstnextlast first next
Put the ordinal words by the correct sentence. Raccoon finds that caterpillar is a chrysalis. Raccoon looks for caterpillar. Raccoon sees that most of the leaves are on the ground. firstnextlast first next
Put the ordinal words by the correct sentence. Goose tells Raccoon that he must fly to where it is warm. Goose helps Raccoon look for Caterpillar. Goose flies south. firstnextlast first next
Put the ordinal words by the correct sentence. Raccoon tells Bear good night. Bear tells Raccoon that he will sleep for a long time. Raccoon goes to Bears house. firstnextlast first next
Put the ordinal words by the correct sentence. Raccoon sees Squirrel. Raccoon tells Squirrel about how their friends are not able to play with them. Raccoon and Squirrel race and play together. firstnextlast first next
Knowing about the sequence of a story will help you become a super reader!