Retelling/ Summaring Hand- Somebody Wanted but So Then...
- Summarizing is a skill with which many students struggle. They either tell too much or not enough.
Using the "Somebody Wanted but So Then" prompt students are able to summarize with little difficulty.
- Here's and example using The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
(Somebody): The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Wanted to : cross the bridge to eat some grass
But: the evil troll kept stopping them
So: the biggest billy goat butted the evil troll away
Then: the Three Billy Goats Gruff ate all the grass they wanted.
- There is also a spot where students record a connection they had with the story to further deepen their thinking.
- This information can later be written in paragragh form as a summary.
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