Students will be able to create a timeline using information from a nonfiction text.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Tell students that today they are going to learn how to make timelines to organize information from nonfiction texts.
Explain that a timeline is like a number line, but instead of just showing numbers, it shows important events in the order in which they occurred. The events are ordered by date, so a timeline is a good visual way to compare two or more events in a period of time.
Show images of number lines and timelines to help ELs have a clearer understanding of the main theme of the lesson.
Have ELs partner up to share a definition of "timeline" in English or in their home language (L1).