Reflection: Standardized Tests (PARCC/Smarter Balanced) The Whipping Boy - Retell - Section 2: Retell vs. Summary


Our state requires the DIBELS test to identify struggling readers and determine whether or not a student is reading on grade level.  I have found that explaining the difference between a summary and a retell helps a lot in preparing students for the DIBELS assessment, specifically the retell.  I have found that if you don't prepare students by explaining what a retell is, they may  give you a decent summary but fail the retell portion because of the length of their answer. I know many states require the DIBELS assessment, so hopefully this information may be helpful if your state requires it as well.

  Standardized Tests (PARCC/Smarter Balanced): DIBELS
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The Whipping Boy - Retell

Unit 14: The Whipping Boy
Lesson 10 of 18

Objective: SWBAT retell a story in their own words remembering details from the text in sequential order.

Big Idea: Students will learn the similarities and differences between a retell and a summary. They will craft a retell from what they have read so far in "the Whipping Boy" by Sid Fleischman.

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English / Language Arts, medieval times, Reading, Comprehension (Reading), comprehension, The Whipping Boy, Retell
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