Sequence Words look like this--
depending on where they appear in a story:

(something unexpected)

Once upon a time,

One day,





The next day,

After that,


Later that day,

Later that night,


All of a sudden,

But then,


In the end,

Below is an example of what sequence words look like in the fairytale
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

Notice the sequence words have been underlined.

    Once upon a time, there was a wicked queen who asked her magic mirror, "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" Each time this question was asked, the mirror would give the same answer. "You, O Queen, are the fairest of all."

    Then, one morning when the queen asked, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" she was shocked when it answered: "You, my queen, are fair; it's true. But Snow White is even fairer than you." After that, the queen grew so angry that she ordered the huntsman to take Snow White into the forest, and leave her there, never to return.

    All of a sudden, Snow White saw that she was alone in the great forest, and she did not know what to do. But then, she saw a small house and went inside to rest. Later that day, the owners of the small house returned home. They were the seven dwarfs who mined for gold in the mountains. They saw Snow White sleeping and wondered who she was. Then, when Snow White woke up, they told her she could live with them if she took care of their small house.

    The next day, the wicked queen, who was disguised as an old woman, knocked on the door and gave Snow White a poisoned apple. If Snow White ate the apple, it would put her to sleep for 100 years. Snow White was very hungry, so she ate the shiny, red apple. All of a sudden, she became very, very sleepy, and she lied down and fell asleep. After a while, the seven dwarfs returned home and found Snow White asleep. They knew the wicked queen had poisoned her, and they were very sad.

    Later that night, a handsome prince riding his horse stopped at the small house looking for food and shelter. When he saw Snow White sleeping, he gave her a kiss. Suddenly, Snow White woke up! Then, when Snow White learned what had happened, she was so happy that the Prince's kiss woke her up, she decided to married him. In the end, Snow White, the Prince, and the seven dwarfs all lived happily ever after.

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