First Grade Story Elements
sequencing anchor chart
FREE Sample Lesson: This "Point of View" freebie is a lesson from Folktales, Fairytales, and Fables, Oh My that provides your students with practice as they master the concept of reading with an eye towards perspective. It targets Common Core RL 2.6.
Sea of Knowledge: Fun Ways to Teach the Main Idea!
Following My Heart to First Grade: Our Reader's Notebooks
This Little Teacher: Author's Purpose PIE Poster - Free Download
Working 4 the Classroom: Classroom Anchor Charts and Posters
Noting Details anchor chart. Each student got to be a reporter and look for details in the story that they could write on their own "reporter's notebook" paper.
5 Retelling Activities to Increase Our Youngest Readers' Story Comprehension - Meaning Matters. Apparently retelling is better than questions to gauge comprehension. Green bead = beginning. Red bead = end. Blue beads are story components in the middle. Have kids slide a bead from right to left as they retell the story. Love this idea!
Have children create a bracelet using a green bead for the beginning, a red bead for the ending and 3 or more other beads for the middle. As children retell a story have them slide a bead from left to right for the beginning and then another bead for each story component. With younger children I would use three detail (middle beads) however, you may wish to increase the number with older students.