My five leveled groups had two books: one fiction and one nonfiction. The kids met in groups and read with a buddy. We described, defined and retold each element orally and in writing.
We reviewed every single fiction and nonfiction element of the story.
My students used my latest product, and loved it :)
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60 pages:circles to create your wands, full page posters (colored background) , half way posters (using less ink), and all the retelling in writing forms.
Turn a paint stick + paint spray + Velcro into a wand.
Use when your students are Reading to Someone (and checking for understanding), retelling during a running record or retelling in writing.
Retelling in writing.
I had to try something different and this seemed to do the trick
for most of them. They were asked to offer evidence from their text and I was so happy when I saw the results.
I'd love to hear your thoughts. What do you do with the kiddos who do not get author's message?
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