Topic Heading = Sequence and Prioritize Information Yes, write this down… • It’s important to put data in numerical order and steps in a logical order so that disaster doesn’t strike! • Choose important steps or information and disregard less important steps or information. Partner Discussion • What kinds of activities can you think of where you need to follow a series of steps? • When you make a “Things to Do” list, how do you prioritize the items on your list? What Do You Think? • Miss Schmidt is a teacher. She gets paid on the last workday of each month. • On September 30th, the following events occurred. . . . Miss Schmidt’s Money • Miss Schmidt had bills of $750 (rent), $85 (cell phone), $102 (Visa credit card), $33 (gas and electric), and $52 (food) to pay. • She received her monthly paycheck for $1,570. • She wanted to save at least $300 from her check to save for a trip to Disneyland. • She needed at least $250 for spending money. Does Miss Schmidt have enough money to be able to go to Disneyland again? Does Miss Schmidt have enough spending money for new clothes? Write the correct sequence of steps. . . • Pay bills. • Wait until check is credited to bank account. • Withdraw spending money needed. • Deposit check in bank. • Put extra money in savings account. Partner Practice: Steps to Crossing the Street • Discuss with your partner the steps to take to cross the street. • Write the steps in your journal (with the appropriate topic heading). Independent Practice: Calling a Store to Get Information • Write the steps in your journal (with appropriate topic heading) for calling a store to get information on purchasing a new jacket that’s on sale.