Time order words tell us the order in which events happen. They allow us to understand the sequence of events in chronological order, from first to last. This is helpful when you’re telling a story or something that happened – whether you’re writing it down or just telling it to a friend.
Here’s a time order example:
‘First, we measured out the ingredients for the cake. After that, we mixed them together to make a batter. Then, we poured the batter into a cake tin. Finally, we put the cake tin in the oven.’
This creates a full story that you can follow, from beginning to end. The time order words ‘first’, ‘after that’, ‘then’, and ‘finally’ help to bring the events together and tell you which ones happened first, second, third and last.
While time order words can be placed anywhere in a sentence, they’re most commonly placed at the start of a sentence or paragraph.
When placed at the start of a sentence, they’re followed by a comma. For example, ‘Earlier, we went to the park,’ or, ‘In the long run, it was for the best’.
Can you include any time order words in your retelling of the parable?
Perhaps you could start with ‘Once’.
Some examples of time order phrases can be found above.
RE: Make a scroll and safe box!
Think about the message that Jesus taught during the ‘Parable of The Good Samaritan’.
Write the message on your scroll (using the template below).
In the space at the top of the scroll, draw a picture from the story.
Next, use scissors (you may need an adult if the scissors are big!) and glue to cut out the template of a box. Decorate it with something special to you on each side (e.g. your pet, your favourite toy, etc.)
Glue your net together to make your box which will help to keep your scroll safe.