2nd Grade - Recounting In Logical Sequence

 
     
 
     
 
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Recounting in logical sequence
Recount experiences in a logical sequence.
Group ideas together in a logical sequence. Disregard information that does not relate to the main topic. Choose information or ideas that are similar to one another. Tell about an experience in a logical order.
 

Sample Problems

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Fill in the blanks. Every story should have a _______________, ________________, and _______________. (beginning, middle, and end)

(2)

What are details? (Besides the topic sentence, all of the other sentences in a paragraph are details. Details tell what the main idea or topic is about.)

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What does sequence mean? (a continuous or connected series; putting something in order)

(4)

The sentences below are mixed up. Read the sentences and number them in the correct order that they happen.


Washing Your Hands


_____ Squirt the soap into your hands.

_____ Rub your hands together making sure to get the front and

back.

_____ Rinse the soap from your hands.

_____ First, turn on the water and get your hands wet.

_____ Finally, dry your hands on a towel


(5)

The sentences below are mixed up. Read the sentences and circle the sentence that tells the main idea.


Washing Your Hands


Squirt the soap into your hands.

Rub your hands together making sure to get the front and back.

Washing your hands is an important way to get rid of germs.

Rinse the soap from your hands.

First, turn on the water and get your hands wet.

Finally, dry your hands on a towel.


Learning Tips

(1)

Sequence is the order that something happens. To help your child better understand sequencing, have your child tell you directions on how to do everyday things. For example, things like tying shoes, washing your hands, or making a peanut butter sandwich. These are things that your child is familiar with, so have them tell you step-by-step making sure not to leave any steps out of the process. After your child has told you the directions, have your child actually complete the activity that they described. Have them think back to make sure that no steps were left out of the directions.

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Another activity that will help your child recount experiences in a logical sequence is to have your child tell about an experience that happened to him/her. Have your child speak into a tape recorder or take the time to video tape him/her. This will allow your child to actually listen to himself/herself as the tape is played back. Allow your child to complete the activity a few times retelling the same experience. Have your child compare each new tape with ones taken prior. Children love hearing and seeing themselves. This will be an activity that your child will want to do over and over again.

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When telling about an experience that already happened, remind your child to stop and take a deep breath before beginning to speak. Encourage your child to have his/her thoughts in order before beginning. If your child has trouble in the middle of speaking, remind your child to take another deep breath and pick up where he/she left off.

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Every experience should have a beginning, middle, and end. A good way to practice this concept with your child is to have him/her think of an experience that recently happened. It could be a trip to the mall, a time he/she played miniature golf, a day at an amusement park, etc. Ask your child, “What happened in the beginning of this experience?” Allow them time to answer. Then ask, “What happened in the middle” and “What happened at the end?” This will help your child to tie up any loose ends during the final parts of the story. Encourage your child to use words such as first, next, then, and finally when retelling an experience. This will also allow your child to monitor at which part he/she is speaking at during the story.

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Encourage your child to write in a daily journal or diary. Have your child recount experiences that happened during that day. Encourage your child to tell each experience in a logical sequence while using details to support the main topic that is being written about. Making sure that each experience tells a beginning, middle, and an end. Once your child has completed the writing, encourage him/her to read the journal/diary out loud. This will allow your child to hear the order that the journal/diary is written and make any corrections necessary.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

What is the main idea? ________________________________


(2)

What are details? ____________________________________


(3)

What does sequence mean? ____________________________


(4)


Write two details that go along with the topic listed below

Washing a Dog


Detail 1: ____________________________________________

Detail 2: ____________________________________________


(5)

Write two details that go along with the topic listed below

Making a Peanut Butter Sandwich


Detail 1: ____________________________________________

Detail 2: ____________________________________________


(6)

Circle the correct answer below.


Where is the main idea usually found in a paragraph?


  1. the beginning of a paragraph

  2. the middle of a paragraph

  3. the end of a paragraph

(7)

Write the steps needed to complete the topic below.

Washing a Car

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(8)

Tell in order the steps needed to complete the topic below.

Washing a Car

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(9)

The sentences below are mixed up. Read the sentences and circle the sentence that tells the main idea.


Washing Your Hands


Squirt the soap into your hands.

Rub your hands together making sure to get the front and back.

Washing your hands is an important way to get rid of germs.

Rinse the soap from your hands.

First, turn on the water and get your hands wet.

Finally, dry your hands on a towel.

(10)

The sentences below are mixed up. Read the sentences and number them in the correct order that they happen.


Washing Your Hands


_____ Squirt the soap into your hands.

_____ Rub your hands together making sure to get the front and

back.

_____ Rinse the soap from your hands.

_____ First, turn on the water and get your hands wet.

_____ Finally, dry your hands on a towel


(11)

Cross out the idea that does not go with the topic.

A Day at the Zoo

1. Watched the seal show

2. Skated on the ice

3. Fed the animals

4. Bought a ticket to get in the zoo


(12)

Write three sentences that could be details for the topic listed below.


Topic: Building a Snowman


Detail 1: ___________________________________________

Detail 2: ___________________________________________

Detail 3: ___________________________________________


(13)

Write three details that go with the main idea listed below. Remember to be creative.

Main Idea: It was a beautiful day to play at the park.


Detail: _____________________________________________

Detail: _____________________________________________

Detail: _____________________________________________

(14)

On the line below, write the topic that the details are describing.

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1. Put the clothes away

2. Dusted the furniture

3. Ran the sweeper

4. Cleaned the windows


(15)

Read the topic that is given. Then, complete the 5 W’s chart below. Give at least one detail to answer each question.


Topic: My First Day of Second Grade

Who:

What:

Where:

When:

Why:


(16)

Using the 5W’s Chart in problem 15, write about your first day of second grade on the lines below.

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(17)

Read each sentence. Number the sentences in the correct order starting with the number 1.


_____ Brush your teeth and get dressed.

_____ Wake up and get out of bed.

_____ Get on the bus to go to school.


(18)

Read each sentence. Number the sentences in the correct order starting with the number 1.


_____ Enjoy your peanut butter sandwich.

_____ Get out two slices of bread.

_____ Put one slice of bread on the other.

_____ Put peanut butter on one side of the sandwich.

(19)

Move around the sentences below to put the paragraph into sequential order. Rewrite the paragraph on the lines below.


James wanted to wash his hands. Finally, he dried them off with a towel. Next, he rinsed the soap from his hands and turned off the water. First, he turned on the water. Then, he poured soap in his hands and rubbed them together. All clean he thought.

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(20)

Write the missing step from the set of directions.

Planting a Flower

  1. Gather all your materials.

  2. Dig a hole outside.

  3. Place the seed in the hole and cover it with dirt.

4.

5. Wait patiently for your seed to grow.


(21)

Ever story should have a _________________, ________________, and __________________.


(22)

Read the story below. Tell what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.


Tom’s Fear


Tom was afraid to go to sleep at night because he thought that something was hiding under his bed. Every night Tom would stay up for hours with his flashlight as he curled up in a ball underneath his covers. His parents were unaware of this and often wondered why he was so tired each morning. Finally, Tom realized that it was time to take charge. This was his bedroom and he was determined to face his fears. That night as his parents tucked him into bed and turned of the light, Tom sat quietly with his flashlight on. He decided that in order to face his fears he would need to climb out of bed and take a look for himself as to what was under his bed. Tom was so nervous. He counted slowly to five and then jumped out of bed with his flashlight in his left hand. He threw back the covers and peered underneath his bed. Nothing. He shined the flashlight from one end to the other. There was absolutely nothing underneath. Tom laughed. He had been staying up for so long now and there was nothing to be afraid of. Tom crawled back into bed. He took a deep breath and turned off his flashlight. Tom drifted quickly to sleep.


What happened in the beginning of the story? _________________________

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What happened in the middle of the story? ___________________________

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What happened in the end of the story? ______________________________

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(23)

Read the paragraph. Cross out the sentence that does not belong.


My Favorite Subject


My favorite subject in school is Math. I love it because I like to work with numbers. I even practice extra math problems at home. I also like to eat apples for snack. My favorite lesson in Math is when we get to work with money. I am so good at counting change.


(24)

Read the paragraph. Underline the main idea.


My Favorite Subject


My favorite subject in school is Math. I love it because I like to work with numbers. I even practice extra math problems at home. My favorite lesson in Math is when we get to work with money. I am so good at counting change.


(25)

Read the paragraph below. Write a main idea on the line that goes with the details listed in the paragraph.


The trip to the Zoo


__________________________________________. First, we stopped to see the dolphin show. I got wet as the dolphins splashed and played in the tank. Next, we went to see the monkeys. Many of them were eating bananas as they were swinging from the trees. I even saw one make a silly face at me. Finally, I got to see my favorite animal of all; the elephants. Two of the big gray elephants were hosing each other off in the water. As we left the zoo that day, I was already planning my next trip back.


 

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