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Old 03-12-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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Does anyone have any FUN ways to teach reading and making timelines?


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This would not fit the traditional understanding of fun, but my students loved making & their own timeslines when we read the biography of Lou Gehrig. I think the trick is to find a person they can really feel an interest in. Plus, I give them the idea of how a timeline will be set up, but the actual design of it is their choice, and they decide what to include. They really enjoyed this project.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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I have the kids choose any biography to read. When they are done, they choose 5-10 important events in a person's life (good and bad) and write a paragraph about it. They then plot the events in a timeline with a twist. The horizontal axis tells the age of the person when the event happened. We add a vertical axis numbered from -5 to 5. The kids then need to decide whether this was a really negative event (-5), really positive event (+5), neutral event (0), or somewhere in between.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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If you have access to mac computers, there should be a program called Inspiration. Using an Inspiration template students can make their own timeline for themselves or anything else you can come up with. Fun way to do timelines and integrate some technology!
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