Introduce the Radical Reteller job to your students participating in Literature Circles with this clear and well designed guide. It includes a Criteria for Success on the back to encourage students to evaluate themselves and allow for students to give feedback to each other.
The Radical Reteller job is more than sharing memories from the story. Students must identify major characters, identify multiple settings, the problem, key events, and the resolution.
Consistent use of this guide has the added benefit of creating non-verbal hand cues to assist students in reading comprehension tests, such as PALS and DIBELS.