Retell A Story {With the Gist, the List, the Twist, and the End}

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In the elementary grades, children always struggle with what a good

story retell needs. Provided in this packet is a simple and catchy way

for students to remember the parts needed to properly retell a story.

Introduce the Ist family to the students and practice retelling

with their helpful hints!

Introduce the Ist family with eye catching posters, a fun retelling chant, and several follow up activities! Meet the Ists and retell with ease!

Gist: what is the story mostly about?

List: what is the order of story events?

Twist: did something change before the end of the story?

End: how did the story end?

Also included:

-posters of each retelling part for display

-retelling chant

-Ist family bookmarks

-Ist family story retell booklet

-interactive notebook pages

-story maps and printables

-anchor chart labels

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29 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


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