What is Sequential Writing?
What if you want to share your favorite pancake recipe with your friend, or you want to explain your school’s address to your new driver? If you find yourself in any of these situations where you need to instruct another person, you need to learn sequential writing. Also, this form of writing is very critical in storytelling. So, what is sequential writing? First, you need to understand the sequence of words. These words help readers understand the order in which an event is taking place, or a task needs to be done. Some of the sequence words are first, next, after that, finally, and several others. These words are like signs or signals that help readers understand the right order of events.
Brush Your Teeth
Students need to keep the steps in order for this sequential writing assignment on brushing your teeth.
WHow to Make Your Favorite Sandwich
What steps do you take to get there?
Where is lunchtime?
Write instructions to explain How to Get to the Lunchroom from your Classroom.
Cleaning Up the Puppy
Write instructions to explain How to Give Your Dog a Bath.
Write instructions to explain How to Play Your Favorite Game.
Set the Table
Write instructions to explain How to Set the Table for Dinner.