Use a Timeline to Record Sequential Events.
These articles describe the paths that Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X took toward their stardom. After reading the articles, ask students to choose one of the artists and create a timeline of his or her life, marking the milestones mentioned in the article (e.g., for Eilish: age 4, wrote her first song; age 7, performed a Beatles tune in a talent show).
Ask students with higher English proficiency to create their own imagined path toward a future they desire. They can begin by making a realistic guess as to when they will have reached their goal (e.g., age 25, opened a bakery) and working backward to mark the hypothetical milestones along the way. They should also mark milestones that have already happened (e.g., baked her first cookie).
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