Retelling and summarizing a story (or part of a story) is an important reading skill that is emphasized in the Common Core beginning in Kindergarten and expected to be practiced with increasing independence as students move through elementary school.
Through the activities and graphic organizers included in this packet, students will gain valuable experience with the different ways of crafting a successful retell of a story and/or chapter. This is an important foundational skill, essential as students begin to summarize stories or parts of stories in Grade 4 and above.
The activities, printables, and resources in this packet are best suited for Grades K-3; however, they can certainly be used for intervention in 4th and 5th grade.
This is a twist on the common retelling rope but with an easy to understand theme for all students, including ESL and RTI!