Has a topic sentence Tells the sequence of the story Uses time order words ( first, next, then, last, finally) Tells the main idea (what the story is mainly about) Tells important details Have you ever read the story “One Small Place In a Tree”? This is a non-fiction story about a hole in a tree and why it is important. First, a bear sharpens its’ claws on the tree and makes a small hole. Then, beetles move into the hole making it larger and bore more holes. Next, a woodpecker spears the beetles for food which causes the hole to get larger. Finally, the hole then becomes a home for many animals. Even when the tree falls it is still important to the animals.