Temporal words are transitional words that refer to time. They can add meaning and context to writing and can help a story move or flow. Together we decided on what words might describe or show the passing of time or sequence of events. We documented these words on chart paper.

Next, the students worked in groups to look for these words in picture books. They continued to add these words on the chart paper.

Then, they organised different temporal words, deciding when they might occur in a story, at the beginning, middle or end.

Finally, they reflected on their own writing.

– How can we show the passing of time or sequence of events in our own writing?

– What words would help my story move forward?

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