I created this product so that my students can practice identifying the central message within a text. I wanted my whole class to have an opportunity to practice this standard so there are two versions of each short story. Level one for struggling readers and level two for students at or above grade level. I printed both sets on different colored paper and placed them on a binder ring! My students loved working independently on these task cards during centers! They love being able to read without assistance and I love that I can use this as a quick assessment. I even used this during my guided reading groups to work with my students still struggling with the concept.
This product includes:
Retelling hand graphic organizer
6 short passages level one (low)
6 short passages level two (grade level or above)