Trying to find ways to keep some of your kiddos motivated to talk about their books they are reading? Try out this retelling game board with your students.
Simply have your student place a chip on the first circle on the board and have them orally retell you the story by going through each part of the game board. After each part of the story/game board has been shared by the student, the student gets to move the chip to the next circle and talk about what happened next, etc. until they get to the end!
I created this retelling game board to help some of my most struggling readers gain a better understanding of how to retell a story with limited teacher support. Our district uses the DRA-2 assessment and I was trying to figure out how I can help my students during daily guided reading to help improve their DRA-2 scores and levels of understanding books.
During guided reading instruction I have implemented this technique in hopes that my students will begin to figure out how to retell a story independently.
I have seen progress and have noticed that the students feel more successful verbalizing what happened in the story from beginning to end with this visual game-like supportive activity.
Lots and lots of modeling and practice are important for a student to successfully retell a story using important information! : )
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
This works well in 1:1, small group, or independently.