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Lesson Plan

Sequencing: A Strategy to Succeed at Reading Comprehension

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time One 60-minute session or two 30-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Leliaert

Fishers, Indiana


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology





  • Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg (William Morrow, 1984)

  • Computer with Internet access and LCD projector

  • Butcher paper

  • Plain white paper

  • Glue or stapler

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1. Read and familiarize yourself with the story of Paul Bunyan. Paul Bunyan is a tall tale about a baby who grows up to be a man with extraordinary size and strength. He uses these abilities in unusual ways, such as wrestling bears and digging lakes. The picture book by Steven Kellogg works very well with sequence of events because of the many memorable things Paul does throughout the story.

2. Hang butcher paper on an empty wall to create a strip of paper long enough for students to each have room to stand in front of the paper in a line. (The paper can be cut in half lengthwise to create a longer segment out of two narrower pieces.)

3. Set up the computer and LCD projector.

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