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Montessori Language Lesson Story Sequence

Story sequencing is a wonderful pre-reading activity for preschoolers. A child as young as 3 can successfully do this activity, preparing him for language by igniting a desire to think about situations critically (comprehension) and to recognize a story line. These cards are an easy DIY. We also love Eeboo Tell Me a Story Cards, which are a great for this purpose.

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Here is an example of a story sequence I created for the honeybee lifecycle.

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Montessori Language Lesson Story Sequence

Language Sequence of Lesson Opt-In

Presentation

  • Remove one envelope of cards and place below the container: “These cards tell a story.”
  • Lay out the cards horizontally in front of the child: “These pictures tell the story of a father and daughter greeting one another.”
  • Describe each picture in random order. “This picture shows us a girl running to her father. This picture shows the girl reaching her father. This picture tells is that the father is lifting the girl in the air.”
  • “Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end.”
  • Mix cards up and have the child demonstrate the sequence.
  • Return cards to envelope and continue with the remaining envelopes.
  • Return work to container and return to shelf.

Variations

  • Draw a picture storyline (these Journals are great for this activity!)
  • Includes objects that correspond to the story

 

Happy learning!

Marnie

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