Here's a way to put a little "winter fun" into your literature lesson!
Retelling is a strategy in which the students repeat a story in their own words, either in writing or orally, immediately after reading or hearing it. By retelling the story in their own words, students are able to make connections to things they know and understand. Making connections to their own schema (things they know and understand) is critical for comprehension.
The 5-Finger Retell helps student to analyze and summarize the story by organizing into the grammar components of setting, characters, problem, events, and solution or ending. Then they retell the complete story in their own words, either orally or in writing.
After the students have read and retold the story using the retell hand, they can be displayed as a "Retell Tree" Bulletin Board! Decorate as you see fit!
The Retell Hands, Star, and Ornaments are included! Adding lights and garland adds an element of fun!