Reflection: Lesson Planning Narrative Retelling: The Opposite of Summarizing - Section 2: Mini-Lesson


Games are a great way to reinforce a strategy. Since Retelling is all about remembering details, a great game to play is Memory Challenge. Show the students a picture that has a lot going on (pictures from Highlights Magazine work really well) for about one minute. Do not tell them the purpose of the task yet. Take the picture away and ask them to share as many details as they can remember. Make a list of what they share and then show the picture again to see which details they missed. Explain that Retelling is all about the details so with the next picture, they should look more closely. Share another picture. This time the students will be looking for more detail because they understand the purpose. When they share this time, the list of things they remember should be much longer. Relate this concept to their strategy for the week again, Retelling, so they will pay more attention to details while they are reading their books.


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Narrative Retelling: The Opposite of Summarizing

Unit 18: Narrative Retelling Unit
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT define Narrative Retelling and practice it with books from their browsing boxes.

Big Idea: Introducing the concept of Narrative Retelling

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