3rd Grade - Chronological Order

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
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Chronological order
Organize ideas chronologically or around major points of information.
Student is able to organize information in a way that makes sense. Student is also able to put ideas in chronological order. In addition, student is able to organize information around major points.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

How can I organize my ideas for my presentation?

(2)

What is chronological order?

(3)

What are the major points I am trying to make with my presentation?

(4)

Does it make sense to organize my ideas chronologically or around major points of information?

(5)

Is my presentation organized in a way that will make sense to my audience?

Learning Tips

(1)

Make a copy of a paragraph in a text or tear one out of a magazine. Cut out the individual sentences from each paragraph and mix up the sentences so that they are out of order. Have your child read the sentences and talk to them about how the organization of the paragraph will determine whether it makes sense or not. Have your child rearrange the sentences so that they are in the correct order and have them reread.

(2)

Talk to your child about how the chronological order of ideas (when applicable) is very important by using the metaphor of baking a cake. If you do not follow the instructions in order, you can’t bake a cake or not a very good one at least. What if we put the baking pan in the oven before we put in all the ingredients? What if we put the frosting on the cake before we put the cake in the oven to bake?

(3)

After a reading session at home, have your child talk to you about the major points about what they read. If they tell you in an unorganized fashion, encourage them to retell you the information in order.

(4)

After your child watches their favorite television show, ask them to tell you about the episode they just watched. Encourage them to tell you what happened in chronological order.

(5)

If your child is planning a presentation for school, encourage them to use index cards. Many times students become nervous while they are in front of a group speaking, so index cards will help them keep their presentation organized in case they forget what they wanted to say because of nervous jitters.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

For the following five problems, write 1-3 in the blanks in front of the sentences to put them in chronological order.


___ I was born in 1977.


___ I graduated from college in 2001.


___ I lost my first tooth in 1982.


(2)

___ My cousin visited me in September.


___ I went to Disneyland in June.


___ I dressed up as an alien for Halloween in October.


(3)

___ American won its independence from England July 4, 1776.


___ The American Revolution began in 1775.


___ America adopted a flag in 1777.


(4)

___ Abraham Lincoln attends school in 1815


___ Abraham Lincoln is born in 1809.


___ Abraham Lincoln makes his first political speech in 1832.


(5)

___ We went to see the Eiffel Tower on Monday.


___ On Friday we visited two famous castles.


___ We went to dinner at a French restaurant on Saturday.


(6)

Read the two paragraphs below and answer the questions 6-16.


Martin Luther King, Jr.was born January 15,1929. He began high school in 1942. King graduated from college in 1948. He married Corretta Scott in 1953. King gives his famous “I Have a Dream” sppech in 1963.



Babe Ruth debuts with the Boston Red Sox in 1914. He retires from baseball in 1935. Babe Ruth wins the World Series in 1932. Babe Ruth is born February 6, 1895.



Which paragraph is in chronological order?

(7)

When was Martin Luther King, Jr. born?

(8)

When did Babe Ruth retire from baseball?

(9)

Write a number one next to the first thing that happened in Babe Ruth’s life.

(10)

Write a number two next to the second thing that happened in Babe Ruth’s life.

(11)

Write a number three next to the third thing that happened in Babe Ruth’s life.

(12)

Write a number four next to the last thing that happened in Babe Ruth’s life.

(13)

What was the first thing that happened in King’s life?

(14)

What was the last thing that happened in King’s life?

(15)

Which paragraph is out of order?

(16)

Rewrite the paragraph that is out of order in chronological order.

(17)

Write a paragraph about what you did yesterday. Make sure it is chronological order.

(18)

Write a paragraph about a field trip. Make sure it is in chronological order.

(19)

Write a paragraph about a family outing. Make sure it is in chronological order.

(20)

Write a timeline of the four or more most important things in your life. Make sure you have dates that events took place and a description of the event. If you’d like, you can draw pictures of the events underneath the description.

(21)

Below are some prompts to help you have a conversation with your parent to help you practice organizing information chronologically or around major points. You can write some notes before you begin to help you keep your information organized.


Talk about your favorite animal that you’ve learned about in school. Make sure to include at least four things that you know about your animal.

(22)

Talk about your favorite fiction book. Make sure to include at least four important events that took place in the book.

(23)

Talk about your favorite nonfiction book. Make sure to include at least four major points discussed in the book.

(24)

Talk about the last episode you saw of your favorite television show. Make sure to retell the events in order.

(25)

Talk about a trip to your favorite amusement park. Make sure to retell what you did in chronological order.

 

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