Tuesday, 2 August 2016


I often introduce retelling the first week of school. Using some tried and true favourite read alouds, retelling the text gives insight me into a child’s comprehension process of a text.  Retelling can help you determine:

- How much or what a student remembers
- What a student considers to be important details
- How a student sequences information
- How a student organizes information

The purpose of the Train Graphic Organizer is to assist students with the retelling process.  Students should be able to retell who the characters are, the setting, what the problem is, the order of events of the story and the solution.  The train organizer is used for whole group read alouds:

As well, I give students their own bookmarks to help with the retelling process during guided reading:

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