It has been my experience that children need to be able to retell stories. Research shows that it helps the student to analyze the events and to build on language skills. It helps in building on vocabulary and literacy and most importantly comprehension skills and being able to move on to higher reading levels.
I started out making a ringed binder but as I started working with different reading levels I kept adding to what I had.
There are now 30 pages in all:)
Retell a story workbook
Categories of writing/genre
21 cards for a ring binder with prompts
Fill in the boxes to retell the story
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