The Spark Sequencing Cards - Junior Edition by Spark is a delightful tool crafted to engage young minds in the art of storytelling through vibrant picture scenes. Specially designed to prompt critical thinking, the junior set aids in learning sequencing and picture interpretation skills. Each card features premium quality and a laminated finish, allowing use with dry erase markers to highlight details. Durable and thick, these cards are built to withstand countless adventures. Whether at home, in school, or in a clinic, these cards are perfect for cultivating basic sequence skills in a fun and educational manner.
How To Use It:
The individual picture cards can be used on their own or as a complete picture scene set to target many language goals including sentence formation, use of nouns, verbs and verb tenses, pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, temporal concepts, main idea, exposure to basic concepts, and more. Create your own ideas or try these activities:
Sequence it: Present some or all of the cards to your child and have them put the cards in the correct order. Ask it: Ask the “WH” questions: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, HOW
Expand it: Practice critical thinking skills and ask, “What happened before?”, “What might happen next?”, “What other events are happening during the events in this picture?”.
Describe it: Have your child formulate a sentence and describe the picture scenes.
Narrate it: Have your child tell the story using narrative skills and connect the pictures using sequencing terms such as: then, next, before, after, first, last, beginning, middle, and in the end.
Connect it: Connect the events in the story picture cards to something you did, you know or experienced.
Summarize it: Ask your child to identify the main idea. Have your child name the story with a story title. Create it: Have your child create another similar sequenced story. Compare and contrast the stories.
Perceive it: Critical thinking: “What is the character thinking?” “What is the character saying?”
Visual Motor & Visual Perception
Analyze it: Have your child notice picture details and identify which details are the clues to determine the order of the pictures. Use a dry erase marker to highlight scene details.
Notice it: Notice the character emotions and changes of details in the picture card sets.
Draw it: Have your child draw a scene that might have happened before, after, and/or between the events in the picture card scenes.
Write it: Have your child work on writing skills and write a story about the picture cards.
What's In The Box:
Each set includes 8 story sets with 6 cards each and a high quality storage box.
Stories Included In Spark Sequencing Cards - Junior Edition: Set 1
Raking the Leaves
Ordering Ice Cream
Building a Doghouse
Cutting a Fruit Salad
Preparing a Fish Tank
Setting Up a Campfire
Making a Birthday sign
Stories Included In Spark Sequencing Cards - Junior Edition: Set 2