Five-finger retell! This is a simple way for students to remember how to write summaries. The teacher can hang these hands up in the classroom or students can simply use their own hands if they can't see the ones hung up. This lesson can be done by having students go through the five finger retell on a story they have previously read.
I created this chart to help students retell or write summaries of texts they read. As a reading specialist I work with many students in small groups or 1:1. Many of my students used this chart as a reference point when I began working with them on retelling stories and summarizing.
Are you a big fan of wordless picture books? What about upping the ante to wordless animated shorts?! I was inspired by the adorable “Hola Llamigo” video that Sarah at Speech is Beautiful shared a link to a few weeks ago and used it with several students. It was a novel, fun way to work on story re-telling, sequencing, vocabulary and inferencing so I started looking for more. Here’s a list of a few along with a quick description (for [Continue Reading]
FREE template. Eclectic Educating: Five Finger Retell! Retelling is a crucial skill for young readers as they begin to comprehend what they are reading. With my first graders, we have been focusing on our retellings. We are working on the key elements of a fiction retelling versus a nonfiction retelling. Well...let me introduce you to the retelling glove! Read more and download this FREE template at: http://www.eclecticeducating.com/2014/01/retelling.html