Chronology in Non-Fiction Texts
Dates are hard enough to remember without being out of order. Chronology is vital to nonfiction because it cuts down on confusion. Proper sequencing makes reading easier to digest and brings clarity to students' own writing. The chronology in nonfiction text tools in the Learning Library provides practice with timelines, instructional assignments, organizers, scientific method worksheets, and more.
Resources on Chronology in Non-Fiction Texts
Spontaneity can be fun, but disorder is not easy to understand in writing. Nonfiction texts have a thoughtful form so readers have a clear understanding of what is being described. The Learning Library's resources on chronology in non-fiction texts help students understand the importance of order and how it can improve their own writing.
Worksheets like Sort Out the Scientific Method
instruct students to unscramble the mixed up empirical order used by scientists to gain information. Timeline Organizer
directs students to break down parts of a text with images rather than words. This can be helpful for visual learners. Other printable worksheets include excerpts on unsung heroes, like Sally Ride
, the first U.S. woman to travel in space, and ask students to summarize the readings in a proper sequence. Be sure to check out the chronology lesson plans, like
Timelines and Nonfiction Text and
Personal Timeline, that focus on the progression of events. There is also a selection of printable books full of historical or scientific readings kids can place on a timeline.