Story retelling is an important skill for readers to learn. Introduce retelling a story with the book Retelling Robin that is written by me. Then, use large puzzle pieces to act as a great visual cue to help students retell stories. Using the included familiar stories of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Little Red Hen, students will learn the story elements of characters, setting, problem, events, and solution.
Story Retelling Activities Included:
Retelling Robin- Read Aloud Class Book
- Use this read-aloud to introduce the retelling puzzle. Each piece of the puzzle is explained in this read-aloud.
Large Puzzle Pieces- Classroom Visual
- These puzzle pieces serve as a visual reminder to retell a story. Students can use these to help them retell a story.
- These bookmarks are great to keep in book boxes so that students have access to them at all times.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff Student Book
- This is a ten-page book of the familiar story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff (also available in black and white). Read it together as a class and practice retelling using the puzzle pieces. There is also a page with the events of the story and the students can cut out the pieces and put them back in order.
The Little Red Hen Student Book
- This is a ten-page book of the familiar story of The Little Red Hen (also available in black and white). Read it together as a class and practice retelling using the puzzle pieces. There is also a page with the events of the story and the students can cut out the pieces and put them back in order.
Worksheets for Retelling Stories
- Students can write about the Characters, Setting, Problem, Events, and Solution of any book using either pictures or words.
- Get a buddy and practice retelling! Use this checklist to cross off each puzzle piece as you read and retell with a partner.
- Need documentation? Use this rubric to see if your students are able to retell familiar stories.
- Have students struggling with this skill and need more specific intervention? Use this documentation - just add in the dates that you teach each activity and write down any notes.
Retelling Tab Book
- This is a fun top tab book for students to make. They can either draw pictures or write about the 5 different parts of a retelling.
Check out what other teachers are saying about this product:
- Angela C. says, "This is the BEST unit for retelling I have found!!! The story is PERFECT and just what I needed to introduce the idea of retelling to my kinders. I put the large puzzle up on my wall, and I can see the wheels turning at retell time, to make sure they include ALL the pieces! I search high and low for something to help me introduce this skill, and I am so glad I found this!"
- Karen G. says, "I have an ELL student with a significant learning disability as well. This resource was perfect as a way to introduce the skill of retelling stories she has heard. Her reading level has moved from pre-primer to a mid-K level and I am hopeful that this resource will help her retell the stories she reads herself. She was very motivated by the materials! Thanks!"
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