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Timelines Worksheet (First Grade)

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Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1

Use this worksheet with the Timelines Teaching Presentation to assess students' knowledge of timelines.

Interpreting and constructing timelines enhances your students’ comprehension of the order of given events. Understanding timelines will even come in handy later when students start organizing their own days! 

Timelines…For First Graders? Definitely!

Timelines are an important part of the Common Core, even for learners as young as first grade. However, it is difficult to find timeline activities for primary-level readers. We’ve got you covered!

This worksheet is designed to help students apply their knowledge of timelines to answer 6 questions and demonstrate that they understand how a timeline is used. 

Using this resource, teachers can observe students’ abilities to read and understand timelines, synthesize information from a diagram, and comprehend text.

Scaffolding and Extension Tips + More Uses for This Timeline Activity

This resource can be used as independent practice for fast finishers, and for full-class learning opportunities.

  • Challenge students who are already proficient with basic timelines to create their own timelines.
  • Purposeful grouping can be used to provide struggling students with needed support.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

This resource is print and go! Simply open the file, click print, and set your students to work!

Before You Download

Use the drop-down icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included.

This resource was created by Emma Welton, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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