Included in this file are the following:
There are four fictional stories included in this file. Each story is, approximately, one page in length. Some are slightly over one page long. There are also sample retelling worksheets included. Students will use a checklist to determine which retelling example has the most criteria represented.
The criteria for fictional literature is as follows:
The final written task asks students to apply their knowledge of the elements included in a good retelling, by using the last fictional passage to create their own retelling. A checklist is included here, too, so that students may ensure all elements are included.
I enjoy using the checklist with my students, as opposed to other examples of retelling graphic organizers, because it is presented in an easy to understand format. Additionally, students can easily recreate the process for both state testing and formative assessments.
TEXT STRUCTURE --
~ Text Structure Clue Word
- Student List
~ Showdown Cards and Directions
~ Seven Student Handouts/Worksheets
- One for Description
- One for Cause and Effect
- One for Compare and Contrast
- One for Sequence
- One for Problem and Solution
- One Student Reading Passage and Review of Text Structures
- One Clue Word Match-Up
I use these when I begin introducing text structures. They are an excellent resource to help students begin recognizing clue words within texts. By recognizing clue words as they are reading, they are much more likely to correctly identify and name the passage's/paragraph's corresponding text structure. Additionally, the reading passage included in this pack can be used as a post test, after teaching the skill.
I hope you find these resources as useful in your classroom, as I find them in mine!