Chronology Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: RI.4-5.5

Core Standard

The order of events and arrangement of how they take place is often referred to as the chronology of a story. When we refer back to chronology, we can think of it as a timeline of events that occurred within the story. In many cases the order in which events occur is just as important as the events themselves. The chronology is often cited to help us understand the cause and effect the rises and fall in the story. Many authors will follow a blatantly linear path with their story, while others will tend to jump around. Another common technique to follow a reverse chronology where the entire story starts at the end and works it way back to the beginning. This series of worksheets will help students learn how to interpret the chronology of a story and how to manipulate in stories of their own to heighten the interest of their for readers.