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Order Events in a Story

In this worksheet, students will summarise key events in a story by putting them in order.

'Order Events in a Story' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Identify and Summarise Main Ideas

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we are going to be looking at summarising what we have read.

To summarise, we pick out key points that are really important.


Here is a sentence summarising my day so far:


I had a tasty lunch and saw the ducks on my walk.


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I left out the extra information like what I had for lunch and everything else I saw on my walk.


Can you summarise your day so far in no more than 10 words?


Summary questions often ask us to order events in a text.


Read the sentence below.


Audrey tied her laces then had a snack on the way to school.




Here are the three main events from this sentence: 


Audrey had a snack.  
Audrey tied her laces.  
Audrey went to school.  


Which order do these three events go in? 


Audrey had a snack. 2
Audrey tied her laces. 1
Audrey went to school. 3


The first thing Audrey did was tie her laces, so this is number 1.

The last thing Audrey did was go to school, so this is number 3.


In this activity, we will use our summarising skills to order main events from texts.


Are you ready to start?


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