Education Technology

NCTE: Exploring Flashback

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students will be introduced to the terms flashback and chronological order. Using the set of criteria provided in this activity, the teacher will lead a class exercise in analyzing the use of flashback in a familiar work from popular culture.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.

Print the appropriate pages from the Activity for your class.

Install the NoteFolio(tm) App on the students' graphing calculators following the attached instructions.

Select and obtain a copy of the video you will use to analyze flashback in this class activity. Prepare a transparency of the Analyzing Flashback page that is included in this activity.

During the Activity

  • Distribute the appropriate pages from the Activity to your class
  • Distribute NoteFolio(tm) file(s) to your class using TI Connect(tm) and the appropriate TI Connectivity cable
  • Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity


  • Students will:
  • Comprehend the terms flashback and chronological order.
  • Examine a short story to analyze the use of flashback.
  • Develop their own examples of flashback.
  • Identify and evaluate the use of flashback in professional models and peer writing.
  • After the Activity

    Before the end of class, review the terminology as well as the process for analyzing flashback. Clarify any misconceptions the students have regarding these. Students should be told that they will apply the same skills practiced in this activity in the following activity.