The product lists words to preview with your students prior to reading the story. It also contains a place for students to practice retelling. They are asked to write and draw the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
Studies on story recall have found that extended use of the technique of story retelling leads to large improvements in story comprehension, making inferences, and understanding of story structure. Comparing children's retellings over time can be useful in monitoring their progress in comprehension. In addition, story retelling can also be a helpful technique to assess a child's comprehension.