Education Technology

NCTE: Assessing Flashback

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students will develop examples of flashback in their own writing and assess each other's work by exchanging their writing using the unit-to-unit cables. They will follow prompts designed to facilitate meaningful critiques of one another's flashbacks.

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.

Review the terms flashback and chronological order. Review how flashback can be used to clarify and add meaning to current events in a story. Refer to Activities 1 and 2 to do so.

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

    After the assessment, students should be allowed and encouraged to share their stories with the class. Allow the students to present the work they assessed if there is any hesitancy by the students to read their own work.