Reading Literature: Story Retelling
Teacher will retell a familiar story with students using the Puppet Palls app and play it for students. The teacher will ask how the students could tell the main characters and events in the story (each puppet was a character, the characters told the story, ect). The teacher will tell students that they will also be creating a story retelling through a digital storytelling app.
2 Direct Instruction
Teacher will use the Show Me app to draw a graphic organizer of important story elements including: main idea, supporting details, characters, setting, climax, resolution.
3 Independent Practice
1. Have students work either individually or in small groups.
2. The students can choose from one of the apps above or if they choose to use another app, it must be teacher approved.
3. Students will choose a story to retell using the app and must include the story elements described in the direct instruction part of the lesson (characters, setting, climax, main idea, details, resolution).
To Wrap-Up the lesson, have students present their story retelling to the class and have students (as audience members) complete an informal checklist on each presentation.
Review informal checklists with student(s).
|Student Name||Characters||Setting||Main Idea||Supporting Details||Climax||Resolution|
Key Standards Supported
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
(Not applicable to literature)
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.