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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Creating Family Timelines: Graphing Family Memories and Significant Events
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Chart or butcher paper and markers
- Post-it notes
- Paper and pencils for student group brainstorming
- Centimeter Grid Paper for students for written timelines
- Reading response journal
- Books About Family Memories, such as the following:
- The Memory String by Eve Bunting
- The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
- Aunt Flossie's Hats by Elizabeth Howard
- Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
- Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Graphic Map assists teachers and students in reading and writing activities by charting the high and low points related to a particular item or group of items, such as events during a day or chapters in a book.
- Gather read-aloud books about family memories to have available during the lessons.
- To show students how to rate events as positive or negative, create a short, personal timeline on large paper or a printed version of the Graphic Map to share with the class.
- Gather writing materials for students and teacher.
- Make appropriate number of copies of Sample Interview Questions Worksheet, Family Timeline Assessment Rubric, and How to Create a Graphic Map .
- Test the Graphic Map on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.
- To get a sense of what a finished product might look like, see Traci's Life Map (provided with student's permission) and Life Graph of "Student".