Story Timeline

If you're reading a chapter book to your children at the moment, have you tried using a story timeline?

Story Timeline

At the moment, we are reading, "Mary Poppins" by P.L. Travers. Actually, it's hard to put it down when our 7 yr old keeps asking, "Read one more chapter, pleeeeeeeeaaaaassseeee!"

Drawing on our story timelines

One of the things we're doing as we read through the story is to create a story timeline. After each chapter, the boys are encouraged to draw a picture, on the timeline, of what has happened in the story.

A work in progress

This provides the boys with a visual representation of the story plot which they've created themselves. Hopefully, it will help when the boys look back over the story timeline before writing a book review. That's the plan anyway! :o

The idea of this story timeline is to help children:

  • organise their thoughts through drawings
  • recall what has happened
  • visually record the sequence of events as they happen in the story.

You are more than welcome to download this story timeline to use with your children.

If you do anything similar, I'd love to hear about it! Please feel free to leave a comment on this post or on our facebook page.

In the meantime, enjoy whatever book you're reading with your children!

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