# Chronological and Sequential

```Chronological
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Tells order in time. This is the most
common way of organizing information.
Time order gives events in chronological
order or the order in time in which they
happened. Events in a time order passage
can be shown on a timeline.
Chronological
Signal Words:
First
Then
Next
After that
Finally
While
Soon now before

Meanwhile
Last
During
Not long
When
On(date)
Chronological-example
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great American
leader. He was born on January 15, 1929, in
Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from high
school in 1944 at age 15. He finished college
in 1948. In 1954, he moved to Montgomery
Alabama, where he began his fight for Civil
Rights. In 1963, he led the Civil rights March
on Washington, D.C. The next year, congress
finally made segregation illegal. On April 4,
1968, he was killed in Memphis, Tennessee.
PLACE THE MAJOR EVENTS INTO A
TIMELINE
List the SIGNAL WORDS
Chronological-YOU TRY

For the story provided you need to:
-highlight signal words
-chart the major events and list the key
words in the graphic organizer
Sequential

In this type of order, a sequence of
actions is described. It instructs the
reader on how to do something. It is
basically a set of directions. Owner's
manuals and cookbooks are organized
in this pattern.
Sequential
Signal Words:
During
After
First
Second
Then
Last
Next

Steps
Stages
Progression
Sequential-example

The first step in redesigning your closet is take
everything out and sort through it. Anything
you haven’t worn in over a year should be
given to charity. Check garments for wear and
tear. Take care of anything that needs
mending. The second step is to install a closet
organizer. Choose one that will hold the
different types of garments in your wardrobe.
The third step is to put items in the closet so
that those you wear most often are easy to
access. The final step is to stay organized.
Color coding is always a fun option when
Sequential- PEMDAS
(wait…math during language arts? That’s CRAZY!)
Parentheses
STEP 1
3 + 6 x (5 + 4) &divide; 3 - 7
=3 + 6 x 9 &divide; 3 - 7
STEP 2
3+6x9&divide;3-7
=3 + 54 &divide; 3 - 7
STEP 3
3 + 54 &divide; 3 - 7
=3 + 18 - 7
Division
STEP 4
3 + 18 - 7
= 21-7
STEP 5
21-7
=14
Multiplication
Subtraction
Sequential- You Try!

Write and solve this expression using
the signal words and Order of
Operations (PEMDAS)
9 - 5 &divide; (8 - 3) x 2 + 6
Challenge? Try this one:
32 x 5 – 4
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