Assess Comprehension with Retelling Labels

Assess Comprehension with Retelling Labels

After reading big books to your students, consider ways to utilize these texts to strengthen literacy skills. Place a previously read big book in a literacy station. Working in pairs, have students label the concepts they learned during your initial read aloud. By...
Organize Details in a Story Retelling

Organize Details in a Story Retelling

A common after-reading activity is to have primary students retell the text details in order. To make this process more concrete and visual, Westlawn Elementary School (Portland, IN) kindergarten teacher Sara Wolf built a bulletin board display using the Smekens...
Use the Retelling Glove for Summarizing Stories

Use the Retelling Glove for Summarizing Stories

Use the Retelling Glove for Summarizing Stories Feb 2, 2012 | [Reading] The Common Core standards for reading literature require that kindergarten students be able to identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. First grade students should be able to...