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This If You Give a Dog a Donut sequencing activity is perfect for helping young readers practice story sequencing and reading comprehension.
You don’t want to miss this fun story sequencing activity. It’s a great way to build important early learning skills with kids in preschool, kindergarten, and even early elementary grades.
If You Give a Dog a Donut Sequencing
These free printables will help little ones practice ordering the sequence of events while building reading comprehension skills.
If You Give a Dog a Donut Story
If you give a dog a donut, he’ll ask for some apple juice to go with it. When you give him the juice, he’ll drink it all up. Then, before you can say “woof” . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure!
The If You Give… series is a favorite among children. With its spare, rhythmic text and circular tale, these books are perfect for beginning readers and story time. Sure to inspire giggles and requests to “read it again!”
If you don’t have a copy of this book on hand, you can show your kids this video reading of the story:
Preparing the Printables
There are two versions of this sequencing activity. One is a color version, and the other is black and white.
Print one copy of the sequencing mats and the retelling page for each student. Print one copy of the sequencing discs for every two students.
I like to print the color version on cardstock and laminate the pages for durability. I cut out the sequencing discs and put a velcro dot on the back of each one. I put the other half of the velcro dot on each circle on the sequencing mat.
If using the black and white version, I print on regular printer paper. The kids can color the pictures and cut/paste them onto the sequencing mat.
Completing the Activity
You can use the laminated version of this If You Give a Dog a Donut sequencing pack in your literacy centers or as an individual activity.
The cut/paste version can be used as seat work. Kids can sequence the story as you read it aloud or share the video above.
When complete, have children retell the story aloud to a friend or family member. This is a great way to assess their comprehension skills.
Finally, older students can retell the story on the writing page. This page has a section for first, then, and finally.
More If You Give… Stories
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books from the If You Give… series. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.