One of our mini-lessons this week focused on reviewing how to retell a story using the pictures. We read Eric Carle's story The Tiny Seed both in whole group and in our listening station. I placed pictures from the book in a mixed up order on the easel. The class worked together to place the pictures in order of what happened in the beginning, to the middle and in the end of the book. While we placed the pictures, we also retold the story without opening the book one time!