This time line is copied four times, each of them having a slight variance from the others. The time line is presented in landscape view and includes space for students to list ten events from the literary work. Templates have a line for the date and a text box with/without lines. Choose the template that works best for you.
This item also comes with two pages that allow students to list up to sixteen events from the plot. Keep in mind this is optional, as you might have an alternate way of doing this. This simply allows students to freely write events as they see fit. This allows students to “see” all events. Once students have listed these events, they can rank them (a separate line is provided for this) by order of date and importance. This allows students to omit items of lesser importance and limit their list to ten events. There is also a line so students can reference a date for each event.
Many events in a story do not provide specific dates, or they are described in vague terms. For dates in the time line, I encourage students to include a year, a season, the time of day, or at least the time span between previous events in order to exhibit a reference to time.