These retelling cards are useful for guided reading and/ or literature groups. Included are cards for both nonfiction and fiction books. Copy these retelling cards onto cardstock. Cut out and laminate. Then have students practice their retelling skills in a small group setting. There are two cards that kids read and answer within their groups before reading the selection. The rest of the cards are answered after the selection is read.
Retelling activities help listening and speaking skills with our students while mastering comprehension. This is especially valuable for students who struggle with comprehension or who are second-language learners.