During this year I’ve had a lot of students that had to work on staying on topic or retelling a story. I have found that this visual (next page) helps students build independence on these skills.
You can print it out (preferably in color), laminate (for better durability), and use!
The way I use it:
1. Ask a student a questions that elicits a conversation: What did you do during the weekend?, What did you do during recess? What can you tell me about this story? Tell me a story about _____?
2. Ask the student to identify three to four things about the question asked.
3. Ask the student to tell the three or four events by pointing to each of the squares (see next page) simultaneously.
- You can prompt by reading the words on each square or giving them an initial
sound cue of each word.
NOTE: IT IS ALWAYS VERY IMPORTANT TO TRAIN THE STUDENT TO USE THIS MATERIAL BEFORE USING IT FOR DATA COLLECTION.