We’ve gathered six paperback booklets that are perfect for familiarizing your beginning or emergent reader with the pattern of following directions and understanding sequential steps.
Sequencing, or understanding that a series of steps come together to reach a specific outcome, is a huge part of developing reading comprehension in young readers. When reading these books, talk about the importance that the steps in each book are in a specific order. What would happen if we baked a strawberry pie before rolling the dough? Or if we tried to put the blanket roof on a fort before we gathered chairs? Recognizing that some actions must happen in a specific order to get to a desired outcome is a huge step in understanding sequencing. For further sequencing practice, you can also prompt your little reader to find the beginning, middle, and end of each project shown in the books.
You can find out more information about how to use this collection of booklets to introduce sequencing to your beginning reader here.