Which is why , I rarely ask for a retell.Most kids can retell any story, they have a memory for that.I want them to make a inference, a thoughtful repsonse. Retells are like predictions, they don't really show me deeper understandings of a child's thinking. Inferences are at heart of making meaning.
Love this idea! It's fabulous! "Retelling Rope" (with Wizard of Oz) characters... includes printables to go with it! So stinkin' cute!!! :) Can't wait to set one of these bad boys up in my own classroom.
This download has all that you will need to set up a Successful Writing Center in your classroom. Includes posters, labels to make your own bigger anchor charts, writing sheets for students to write all different types of writing, plus other resources. Available in English or Spanish-Alma Almazan
Comparing and Contrasting Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts. This blog post includes an anchor chart, freebies, interactive notebook templates, and task cards to help you teach this tricky concept!