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Star Plan for Retelling Paragraphs

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
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  1. This folder includes the four planning & writing units I sell in my store. For more information on each, click their title below: 1. Hamburger Paragraph Planning Packet (Updated with both "support" and "detail" in the center) 2. Extra! Extra! Star Planing for Retells 3. Descriptive Writing: Se
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Use this packet to help your students in both reading and writing! Retelling a story or an informational piece can be very overwhelming- this Star Plan can help! We use these sheets with our weekly Scholastic News magazine as well as with short stories in our Guided Reading groups- the possibilities are endless!

Use the anchor chart to help your kids use the star shape to identify the 5 W's (who, what, when, where & why) in the text. They can then use the planning sheet to fill in the 5 W's and create a complete retell on the included publishing page or in their writer's notebook or journals.

Mini-stars are included as notebook helpers- they can glue this inside their notebooks to refer back to throughout the year.

Rubrics for both student & teacher are included so they can ensure their final piece is complete with an intro, the 5 W's, and a conclusion.

This packet addresses the following 3rd Grade Common Core State Standards in Writing:

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2a Introduce a topic and group related information together.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2d Provide a concluding statement or section.

Be sure to visit my blog for more: 3rd Grade Thoughts

Thanks and enjoy!
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