Re-telling and Summarizing Fiction Texts

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Re-telling and Summarizing Fiction Texts by the Workshop Classroom

*Have you ever wanted to use a re-telling worksheet with your students but it didn't really match the story structure?

*Have you liked a worksheet, but wanted to tweak it to better meet the needs of your students?

This product has been in the making for three years. I have used these worksheets with my intervention groups according to their specific needs. I hope they meet the needs of your students, and save you some time differentiating graphic organizers!

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This packet contains 5 different strategies to assist with re-telling and summarizing a text. During small group instruction, I use the strategy that best suits the student’s needs as well as the structure of the text. I often found that one graphic organizer helped one student but wasn’t so helpful for another. With each strategy there is an anchor chart, a graphic organizer, and mini-anchor charts to be glued in a readers notebook. The last strategy does not contain the mini anchor charts.

Stop - Think - Paraphrase
I use this strategy for students who have difficulty self-monitoring for understanding and who need help creating a more detailed re-telling. With longer texts, such as chapter books, I try to print out sticky notes and place them throughout the book to prompt the student to stop and think about the story.

2. Telling a story across fingers using transition words
This strategy is especially helpful if a student has difficulty sequencing the events. I find this type of re-tell matches simple and short stories (up to guided reading level G). This structure may also help a student plan out a story during writers workshop.

3. Beginning - Middle - End
I really enjoy using this strategy to make sure that students are including all the important events from a story. Students can also check off the plot elements as they’re writing the re-telling. There are 5 different versions of this graphic organizer.

4. Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then (S-W-B-S-T)
This is a great way to summarize a longer story or a chapter book, guiding the student to select only the most important events.

5. Story elements: Character, Setting, Problem, Solution
This graphic organizer can be used during reading to make sure that students are looking for and identifying the plot elements correctly. For the actual written re-telling or summary, students would use one of the other graphic organizers in the packet.

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