North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Foundations for Reading

Goal: Children develop interest in books and motivation to read.

Skill Progression: Develop interest in books and motivation to read

Age: 42-48 Months

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Sequences events in stories

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child with three to four photocopied pictures from a familiar book.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child to tell you about the pictures and put them in order so they tell what happens in the story.

Behavior Observed

The child understands the familiar story, can analyze the actions in the pictures from the book, and can sequence the pictures to tell the story in the correct sequence.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Ability to sequence actions and events is important for the child’s development of narrative skills. Early childhood educators and parents can help by talking to the child about their own action sequences. Talk about what the child did first in the morning, then what after that, etc. Sequencing events is important for logical thinking.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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