Organizing of text grouping ideas on the basis of time or order.


  • Present items serially and progress orderly or chronologically.

  • Signaling words: at the beginning, next, then, later, over time


  • History of battles in World War I, procedures for a science experiment

Example: To Die For Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Beat 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup of brown sugar until creamy.

  • Add 1 teaspoonful of vanilla and 1 egg. Beat well.

  • Sift together 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add to bowl of ingredients and mix well.

  • Stir in 1-1/2 cups of uncooked old-fashioned oatmeal.

  • Stir in 7-ounce package of chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of grated orange rind...