Star Plan for Retelling Paragraphs

Rated 4.94 out of 5, based on 128 reviews
128 Ratings
3rd Grade Thoughts
Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
Formats Included
  • PDF
15 pages
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT
3rd Grade Thoughts
Also included in
  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 Retells3. Descriptive Writing: Sensor
    Price $12.42Original Price $13.80Save $1.38


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!
Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up