Timelines Made Easy

As students come back to school, why not show them how to make timelines of their summer adventures? Yes, I just suggested making a timeline of their summer vacation. Introducing the concept of chronologies and adding how to illustrate events with pictures and videos can be powerful for them.

Timelines are critical components to teach. Students stuck in paper-and-pencil classrooms struggle to make them. I know I did when I was an elementary student. Sequencing and comprehension go together, per Reading Rockets:

The ability to sequence events in a text is a key comprehension strategy, especially for narrative texts. Sequencing is also an important component of problem-solving across subjects.

Sequencing in a timeline aids comprehension for English Language Learners (ELL) students:

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