Do your students have trouble writing retells? Buy this combo pack of 2 graphic organizers to use for 5 finger retells of both nonfiction and fiction texts. I broke down each finger and gave writing space for each part. This helps students visually see that they should have 5 parts and there are little hints for each finger. This works great with ELLs!
This is a 2 page PDF file of the 5 Finger Retell for Nonfiction and 5 Finger Retell for Fiction Templates.