Lesson Plan

Reading Retell

Students retell a story
Debbi B.
Classroom teacher
Webster School
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My Grades 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

Students will be able to...

  • Retell a story including characters, setting and a sequence of events.
English Language Arts
Grades 1
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

What is happening in the picture?

What do we call it when we tell about something we've seen or read?


Student Instructions

Turn and Talk

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Reading

1.  Read The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

2.  Instruct students to use pic collage to make a poster to assist in retelling.  The poster must include a picture of the characters, setting and 3 pictures of events (beginning, middle, end).  Pictures must be labeled or numbered.

Student Instructions

Turn and talk about characters, setting, events.

2.  Create poster 

3.  Save in Seesaw


4 Independent Practice

Activity: Presenting

Listen to recorded Retell Student.

Student Instructions

Record oral retell using pic collage poster.

5 Wrap Up

Activity: Presenting

Teacher shares chosen examples of retell projects.

Teacher gives feedback to individual students.