Read to children Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells (Puffin Books). Talk about some of the things Nora did to get attention. Next, discuss the order in which Nora did those things. Ask Which thing did she do first? Second? Last? Extend the concept of sequencing and ordinal numbers by asking children to choose one of the things Nora did and to illustrate it. Then record each child's sentence at the bottom of his or her picture: "Nora slammed the windows first" and so on. Sequence the students' pictures to retell the story.
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