Three activities, ranging from a simple ten minute quick comprehension check to a more detailed parody retelling, are part of my emergency sub plans in the library. I have included explicit directions, as I would for a substitute teacher. However, feel free to use the items however you like.
The basic skill being covered is cause/effect relationships. The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash is a great text for teaching this, as well as demonstrating non-sequential storytelling.