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Beginning-middle-end story maps, timelines, sequence sticks, story chains, and learning about transition words all give students practice in ordering events within a story.

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All About Pre-K: How to help our youngest children get ready to read! Video, tip sheets, milestones and more.

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Start with a Book: Awesome books, activities, apps and more to keep kids reading, talking and exploring.

"There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away" — Emily Dickinson