All Jumbled Up

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th

Subject:  ELA

Topic: Narrative

Description: Students use logic to put together a jumbled story in correct sequence.


15A. Writing/Literary Texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are expected to:
(A) write imaginative stories that include:
(i) a clearly defined focus, plot, and point of view
(ii) a specific, believable setting created through the use of sensory details
(iii) dialogue that develops the story

Technology TEK:

(4)  Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. The student makes informed decisions by applying critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. The student is expected to:

(B)  plan and manage activities to develop a solution, design a computer program, or complete a project;


Students will create an original story, either written or typed. If typed, print it out. Cut the sentences of the story separately. For a more advanced activity, students could cut the sentences in half. Students trade stories and the recipient has to put together the jumbled story in the correct sequence.

4Cs: Critical Thinking, Communication

Resources Lesson Link

Device Type: none needed, but you can use laptops or chromebooks for creating the story.

ISTE Standards: Computational Thinker : 5C. Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.