Review: Sequencing visual texts published by Prim-Ed
Sequencing Visual Texts (Ages 4-7) is a series of three teacher resource photocopiable books to support the teaching and learning of sequencing for 4-6 years of age. These would be suitable for Infants and early 1st Class as well as the SET setting.
There are three books with book 1 aimed at a Junior Infant child as it the sequencing pictures are broken into 2 picture and 3 picture, first and last and the beginning, middle and last. Book Two is made up of sequencing activities of four and five pictures. Book three is the most complex of all with tasks extending to six and eight pictures for the child to sequence along with numerous pictures with text activities as well. Each of the books contains optional text to go along with every picture sequence to challenge or extend further. All of the books also contain blank baseboards so the teacher can laminate and re-use the activities.
I like the way the books are divided into infant-friendly topics such as nursery rhymes, science integration themes like the cycle of animals and insects and history topics like folklore and stories. There are also numerous procedure picture sequencing activities so the whole of the language curriculum and the strands of oral language, writing and reading are encompassed.
Other features in the books are:
- background information
- suggestions for use
- suggestions for additional activities
- pictorial and text resources
- sequencing activities and sequencing worksheets
- develops pupil’s ability to tell and retell a story in sequence
- develops pupil’s listening skills
- develops pupil’s understanding of comprehension strategies
- eBook format – print edition also available
Each book costs €24.95 and are available from www.prim-ed.com to order as a print copy or as an ebook.
Last Update: March 28, 2018