Skip to contentContribute to ReadWriteThink / RSS / FAQs / Site Demonstrations / Contact Us / About Us

 

 

Technical Help

Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version.

Learn more

 

More Student Interactives

Looking for ways to engage your students in online literacy learning? Find more interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals-from organizing their thoughts to learning about language.

More

 

Did You Know?

Your students can save their work with Student Interactives.

More more

Home Classroom Resources Student Interactives

Student Interactive

Timeline

E-mail / Share / Print This Page / Print All Materials (Note: Handouts must be printed separately)

 

Timeline

Grades K – 12
Interactive Type Organizing & Summarizing
Tech Requirement
URL http://www.readwritethink.org
/files/resources/interactives
/timeline_2/

Get Started

 

ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

Overview

 

 

Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing.

Add, drag, and rearrange items as needed. Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions, and they can share their final work via e-mail.

For additional ideas on how to use this tool outside of the classroom, see Timeline in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

back to top

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Cross-Age Tutoring Activities With Lewis and Clark

Interaction and adventure draws high school and elementary school students together as they analyze stories about the Lewis and Clark expedition.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts: Exploring the Ways Writers Scare Readers

Students analyze scary stories to 'break the code" of horror writing and use what they learn to write scary stories of their own.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy

By exploring the decisions points in a tragedy, students consider how the plot of the story can change if the key characters make a different choice at the turning point.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A Biography Study: Using Role-Play to Explore Authors' Lives

Students read biographies and explore websites of selected American authors and then role-play as the authors.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Bio-graph: Graphing Life Events

Students interview other students, choose significant life events, rate them, graph them, and write about one or more, in this activity that integrates mathematical graphing with writing.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Gaining Background for the Graphic Novel Persepolis: A WebQuest on Iran

To prepare students for reading the graphic novel Persepolis, this lesson uses a WebQuest to focus students' research on finding reliable information about Iran before and during the Islamic Revolution.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Having My Say: A Multigenre Autobiography Project

Students compose a multigenre paper, modeled after the Delany sister's autobiography, Having Our Say, that includes the autobiographical narrative essay as well as an informational nonfiction piece.

 

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources

back to top

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A Blast from the Past with Nuclear Chemistry

After researching the history and basic facts of a nuclear chemistry topic, students utilize the Web 2.0 tool Timetoast to create an electronic timeline that they use to present their research to the class.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Timelines and Texts: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction

In an effort to help motivate students to read nonfiction, students are challenged to use a timeline to help them name the year when certain products were invented.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Graphic Map

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.

 

Grades   1 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Plot Diagram

The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Timeline

Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line, organized by time of day, date, or event and labeled with short or long descriptive text. Addition of an image makes a timeline more visually appealing.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 4

Edward Stratemeyer, creator of book series such as Nancy Drew, was born on this day in 1862.

Students select several books from one of Stratemeyer's series to read, discuss shared elements in the books, and use the 3-Circle Venn Diagram to compare story elements.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Narrative Pyramid

After students read a short story or chapter of a novel, they can use the Narrative Pyramid to reflect on key ideas and details.