Here is an comprehension activity you can use with elementary students. It focuses on the skill of retelling by having students draw quick pictures while listening to a story and using those pictures to retell the story to a partner. Below, find the directions I have listed on the activity.
Directions: Choose any fiction story and this activity to help your students practice retelling and general comprehension skills. Once you’ve chosen a story, read it to your class, stopping three times during the story and once more, at the end. After each break, instruct children to draw a quick picture of what they heard. Continue reading and stopping, after major events in the story. At the end of the story, pair your students up and have them practice retelling the story, using their drawings. You can also use this to encourage a written retelling with your students. Enjoy!