Recounting Stories and Determining Theme and Moral Thought Jot Tracker
Recount stories and determine the theme or moral of stories using this set of Thought Jot Trackers. These helpful tools guide students through the steps in retelling a story, summarizing a story, finding the theme and understanding the moral of a story on sticky notes as they read.
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About Thought Jot Trackers
A good book + sticky notes = students jotting down their reader thoughts.
Make those reader thoughts more focused and detailed with Thought Jot Trackers. Each tracker is designed to help students focus on a specific reading strategy during guided and independent reading.
Use Thought Jot Trackers during whole group, small group, and independent practice. Students utilizing Thought Jot Trackers will leave valuable “breadcrumbs” throughout the pages of the books they read, and provide you with reliable insight into their thinking process even after they have closed the book and gone home. Thought Jot Trackers provide teachers with clear examples of what their students are thinking during reading, opportunities for conversation in one-on-one conferences, and an accountability piece for students.
Each Thought Jot Tracker includes a “How To” page with suggested uses for the tracker to help you plan your instruction.
In this set you will find Thought Jot Trackers for:
• Retell a Story
• Story Summary
• Find the Theme
• Understanding the Moral
Each Thought Jot Tracker in this set has:
• Thought Jot Tracker Teaching Tips
• Thought Jot Tracker – 2 on a page
• Student Response Summary Page
• Thought Jot Tracker Anchor Chart Pieces
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Key Words: retell, summary, theme, moral, reading strategies