Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Retell a Story

We have been reading the story The Polar Express this week. During one of our CAFE mini-lessons that focused on the comprehension strategy "Beginning, Middle and End of a Story" we used pictures from the story and placed them in order of what happened first through last. Before completing the activity we took a picture walk and practiced two other strategies of our "3 Ways to Read a Book". Since we had already heard the story, we used the strategy of retelling a familiar story and reading the pictures. This lesson worked great as both a review as to what happened in the story and in practicing one of our CAFE strategies.

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