The Retelling Thinkmark Beads can be used to aid in comprehension. As the teacher or student is reading a story beads can be used. This will helps students to remember what they read. When the time comes for retelling they can use their beads to help them remember the story. The beads can be placed on a string or pipe cleaner. Using these you can make necklaces or bracelets. You can also purchase a wooden spool and a stick/dowel to slide them down. I have given a color copy, as well as a black and white copy in case you wish to change the colors. ENJOY!