I have been working on retellings this week. Of course, Pinterest came to the rescue with inspiration! This anchor chart was linked back to the blog The Techy Teacher.
I made a similar one that I need to take a picture of. I knew I wanted to use fairytales to practice retelling because the students are already familiar with them. They do not need to digest a new story and the skill of retelling at the same time.
I already used Goldilocks this year and didn’t really feel jazzed about using it again. Instead I pulled out The Little Red Hen. I introduced the chart and set the purpose of the story. We read the book (with my new FM system!!!) and then wrote our ideas as a class on post-its. I stuck them onto the board.
I am going to use The Three Little Pigs tomorrow and introduce retelling sticks. I made cards below and attached them to popsicle sticks. I pass them out and the students holding the sticks tell that part of the story. It holds everyone accountable for listening and thinking. I won’t add the message and connection until later in the year.
Click on the image to snag your copy!
That’s all I got today!