Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Retelling Stories

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by our blog to see what's happening in our first grade classroom!  This week we are working very hard on "retelling"stories we have read. Learning how to retell a story helps our little learners as readers and thinkers. It helps to organize thought, and recognize the thoughts we have during reading.  It helps us recognize when our thinking changes throughout our reading.  Characteristics of good retelling are: using character names, telling about the setting, including the happenings or plot (beginning, middle, and end), discussing the problem the character is having, and describing how the problem was solved. 
Today I introduced our "retelling rope." Each symbol represents the parts of a story.  I have used retelling ropes before, but revamped this with some better visuals. The kids really get it when they can actually manipulate the parts.  This year I wrote a simple poem to go along with our retelling activities. 
We practiced retelling several stories together using the large retelling rope, and then the kids got to make their own mini one to manipulate during their own reading time. After putting these together, some kids chose to work with others to retell a common story (The Lorax has become a favorite for some reason :) !) We also practiced recording our retelling thoughts. We will continue to work hard on this important skill!

When I read a story!










For your printable of these pages plus larger visuals to make your own retelling rope click here! :)

here's the link to the printable with student rope pics! :)

Or click here! :)

I love helping kids improve their retelling skills!!  Don't forget to retell your own stories with your kids!!!

Stop by again soon!!
Joyfully!
Nancy

77 comments:

  1. Love this! I'm your newest follower. Definitely making one very soon for my room. If you get a sec. check out my blog at totallyterrificintexas.blogspot.com
    Colleen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
  2. I love love love your blog!! You have amazing and such creative ideas on here!! I was wondering if you had the copy of the retelling rope pictures for the kids to make their own? those pictures are perfect and I would like my kids to make their own! Thanks a bunch!!
    Allison

    ReplyDelete
  3. Allison, I just added the link for the kid rope pics!! see above! Thanks for your comments! I am having a blast! :) N

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great!! Thanks so much!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am so impressed with your site. I have gotten so many great ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  6. thank you so much! I cannot wait to use this idea with my students!

    http://speechtimefun.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. luv ur blog thanks for sharing such cool ideas:)))

    ReplyDelete
  8. I just wrote a post about using your printables. Thank you so much. My kids have loved retelling this week. I wish I had known about this strategy sooner.
    Thanks for sharing!
    You're the best,
    Andi @ Pencils, Glue and Tying Shoes

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your site is amazing. I love all your creative ideas and how well you put your units together. Where did you get all of your clip art? Do you believe in the Daily 5 program? What do you do for reading and writing?

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing so generously... I can't wait to make these with my kiddos.

    ReplyDelete
  11. simply brilliant, i cant wait to use it in my class. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love your site. I've taught Pre-K for the past 4 years and will be teaching 1st next year. I've enjoyed your website in attempt to prepare myself for next year.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Clearly your blog is awesome and I am your newest follower. I can't wait to use more of my cleaning time procrastinating at your blog! Come visit me sometime!
    Ann
    Thecaffeinatedclassroom.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wonderful and so creative for retell. Thank you! Students will love this!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow, I can't wait to use this!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh,these are wonderful!!!!! Thank you so much.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thank you so much for sharing! This is fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  18. HI Nancy,

    I was just wondering how you had your students attach the pictures to their rope. Masking tape?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Alicia,
    My kids just loved using scotch tape to attach the symbols to the rope. You know how much kids looooooove tape!! :)
    Have fun!
    Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks Nancy! I was also thinking of maybe getting some foamy beads for the beginning, middle, end part.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Nancy,
    Came across your blog and love the retelling rope. I teach kinder and the big pictures will definately go up in my reading area. Thanks for sharing! Now off to look at your other amazing items!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Nancy,
    I love your blog & just saw your retell rope. I was hoping to use it and the poem with my first graders. I can not seem to download it from the site, is it possible to email me the pdf?
    Thanks,
    Melody- mgustas@mchsi.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love this retelling rope. Especially that each kid will have their own rope! Very cute!
    Cara
    P/S I am your newest follower.
    Kindergarten Boom Boom

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks Nancy for sharing!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! I have never met a teacher SOOO willing to share (for free no less) than you. You are the very first place I start my lesson planning each week and I often "brag" about you at school. You are amazing and you have a HUGE heart to share with all of us the way you do! I hope that God blesses you each and every day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kristi,
      Thank you so much for your sweet words. I truly love sharing and knowing someone else can use something I have found to work with my kids!! Believe me when I say I am the one who is blessed!!
      :)
      N

      Delete
  26. I am amazed! This great rope think brought order to my thoughts. I am from Serbia (so forgive me for my english) and in couple months i am finishing my master studies (physics). I love physics and that way of thinking. But what i found out is that I am missing effective patern for retelling stories/ everyday events. Then i started browsing and came across this. Although this guide is made for younger students, I find it very usefull for myself. Thank)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Nancy,
    Thanks for all your ideas and creativity. One question though--how do you organize all those lessons? Do you do it by standards, themes, or what?For example--all those stories you do with standards--I can't figure out how to organize/store them!!
    Any suggestions would sure be of help!!
    Thanks,
    Sandy

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thank you so much! I believe this will be a fabulous strategy to help my kids with their retelling.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Absolutely love this site.. it is amazing.....just love your concept.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I am a speech therapist who has been using the story retelling rope for my 1st-5th grade students for a little over a month. It is awesome, my kids understand how to use it, and love to use it independently. Thanks!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. LOVE this. I used it all the time this year!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi, I love the pictures for the retelling rope. For the sheet that the students can write their retelling information, is there any chance you could email me this file as I would like to make a little more room for my kiddos to write. Thanks! Melissa MJPisani@fcps.edu

    ReplyDelete
  33. snelson7@cinci.rr.comNovember 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Hi
    I love your idea for the retelling rope. I have been teaching my students to think about the story events as beginning, middle, middle, end. This encourages them to tell me more about the middle of the story. I see how to add an additional yellow middle on the retelling rope. I was wondering, if you could on your sheet add an additional middle icon on the poster where the rope is connected and the icons are labeled. Also add an additional middle icon on the page where the students do a written retelling.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love ur blog it's the one I go to the most THANK YOU for all the wonderful ideas my kids love them. My students think I'm so smart lol. Again THANK YOU

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love your blog. I use it often! Thank you for the awesome ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I really like your blog!
    Just a question though-isn't the story's problem part of the ''Beginning'', and the how the problem is finally resolved part of the '' Ending'', with the failed attempts to resolve the problem and other events in ''The Middle? Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thank you for the retelling rope resource! This was just what I needed for my 1/2 class.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hi Nancy, I love the retelling rope and the sheet where they retell the story. I am unable to download it. Can you please email it to me? Thank you

    lindseyrattray@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

  39. My name is Leah Brown, I'm a happy woman today? I told myself that any loan lender that could change my life and that of my family after having been scammed separately by these online loan lenders, I will refer to anyone who is looking for loan for them. It gave me and my family happiness, although at first I had a hard time trusting him because of my experiences with past loan lenders, I needed a loan of $300,000.00 to start my life everywhere as single mother with 2 children, I met this honest and God fearing online loan lender Gain Credit Loan who helped me with a $300,000.00 loan, working with a loan company Good reputation. If you are in need of a loan and you are 100% sure of paying the loan please contact (gaincreditloan1@gmail.com)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Kasir4D, Agen Togel, Bandar Togel, Casino Online Terpercaya

    Menghadirkan TOGEL & CASINO LIVE GAMES ONLINE Dengan Diskon Dan Bonus Terbesar.
    Keamanan dan Kenyamanan Member adalah Prioritas Kami.

    Nikmati Bonus dan Promo menarik yang menanti anda di Kasir4D.
    Bonus Deposit Harian 10%
    Bonus Cashback 5% Up 15%
    Bonus Refferal 2% Setiap harinya
    Bonus Bulanan Turn Over
    Dan Masih Banyak Bonus Menarik Lainnya Menanti Anda

    Jadwal Tutup Pasaran Togel :
    Pasaran Sydney
    Tutup : 12.20 WIB & Buka : 14.00 WIB
    Pasaran Singapore
    Tutup : 17.20 WIB & Buka : 17.45 WIB
    Pasaran Hongkong
    Tutup : 22.10 WIB & Buka : 23.00 WIB

    Kunjungi :
    Webiste : Kasir4D
    What's App : +855974247219
    TELEGRAM : +6281393706188
    LINE : kasir4dtogel
    Facebook : Kasir4D
    Twitter : Kasir4D
    Prediksi : PREDIKSI TOGEL
    Link Alternatif : Kasir4D


    Agen Togel Online
    Casino Online
    Domino99
    BandarQ

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love your ideas. Especially the retelling rope and poem. Question: How do you keep the pictures on the rope?

    ReplyDelete
  42. I keep forgetting to end with my name I asked about how to keep the pictures on the rope. Victoria vsavage11@verizon

    ReplyDelete
  43. yuk, join game berkualitas bagus dan terpercaya hanya di:

    Bola: Daftar
    Poker: Daftar
    Slot: Daftar

    Kami memberikan BUKTI bukan JANJI

    ReplyDelete
  44. "Indopk Agen Poker Online Domino qq dan Bandar Ceme Terpercaya
    >> Link Daftar : indopk

    Mainkan Gamenya Hanya dengan 1 USER ID saja:
    - POKER, CEME, DOMINO 99, BANDAR CEME, CAPSA SUSUN, OMAHA, SUPER TEN

    Hanya dengan Minimal Deposit 10 ribu anda sudah bisa bermain dan menikmati Berbagai Bonus Menarik Dari indopk

    <> EVENT IMLEK JANUARI ( Hadiah Utama 25 Juta )
    <> Bonus New Member 10%
    <> Bonus Rollingan 0.5%
    <> Bonus Referral 20%
    <> Bonus Jackpot Jutaaan Rupiah Disetiap Hari nya

    Kontak Kami:
    ::- WEB : indopk
    ::- WA : +855882243029
    ::- LINE : indo.pk
    ::- Layanan Live Chat 24JAM ONLINE"








    ReplyDelete
  45. angka togel prediksi hk
    data keluaran togel lengkappaito hk
    acak angka togel denganmesin bbfs
    permutasi angka dengan mesin generator
    nonton bola secara Live streaming
    tanpa berbayar nonton bola gratis
    ada juga nonton nba
    tonton semua yang sedang bertanding di nonton online
    semua bisa di tonton secara gratis hanya di nonton gratis
    hati-hati terhadap bandar penipu
    memilih BO harus cerdas jangan sampai jumpa bo penipu
    mau tau web togel yang bisa bet 100 perak
    hanya ada di rekomendasi saya bet 100 rupiah
    nonton sekarang live hk
    bisa juga tonton disini untuk live sgp
    result terpercat live sdy
    jangan sampai ketinggalan livedraw sgp
    bisa cek langsung di website untuk livedraw hk
    klik disini untuk yang cari bandar togel terpercaya

    ReplyDelete
  46. NAGAQQ | AGEN BANDARQ | BANDARQ ONLINE | ADUQ ONLINE | DOMINOQQ TERBAIK

    Yang Merupakan Agen Bandarq, Domino 99, Dan Bandar Poker Online Terpercaya di asia hadir untuk anda semua dengan permainan permainan menarik dan bonus menarik untuk anda semua

    Bonus yang diberikan NagaQQ :
    * Bonus rollingan 0.5%,setiap senin di bagikannya
    * Bonus Refferal 10% + 10%,seumur hidup
    * Bonus Jackpot, yang dapat anda dapatkan dengan mudah
    * Minimal Depo 15.000
    * Minimal WD 20.000

    Memegang Gelar atau title sebagai QQ Online Terbaik di masanya

    Games Yang di Hadirkan NagaQQ :
    * Poker Online
    * BandarQ
    * Domino99
    * Bandar Poker
    * Bandar66
    * Sakong
    * Capsa Susun
    * AduQ
    * Perang Bacarrat (New Game)


    Info Lebih lanjut Kunjungi :
    Website : NAGAQQ
    Facebook : NagaQQ Official
    WHATSAPP : +855977509035
    Line : Cs_nagaQQ
    TELEGRAM : +855967014811

    BACA JUGA BLOGSPORT KAMI YANG LAIN:
    agen bandarq terbaik
    Winner NagaQQ
    Daftar NagaQQ

    ReplyDelete
  47. You need to delete a list of pornographic videos that was placed in a reply to one of the comments on this. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  48. NAGAQQ: AGEN BANDARQ BANDARQ ONLINE ADUQ ONLINE DOMINOQQ TERBAIK

    Yang Merupakan Agen Bandarq, Domino 99, Dan Bandar Poker Online Terpercaya di asia hadir untuk anda semua dengan permainan permainan menarik dan bonus menarik untuk anda semua

    Bonus yang diberikan NagaQQ :
    * Bonus rollingan 0.5%,setiap senin di bagikannya
    * Bonus Refferal 10% + 10%,seumur hidup
    * Bonus Jackpot, yang dapat anda dapatkan dengan mudah
    * Minimal Depo 15.000
    * Minimal WD 20.000
    * Deposit via Pulsa TELKOMSEL & XL
    * 6 JENIS BANK ( BCA , BNI, BRI , MANDIRI , CIMB

    Memegang Gelar atau title sebagai AGEN POKER ONLINE Terbaik di masanya

    Games Yang di Hadirkan NagaQQ :
    * Poker Online
    * BandarQ
    * Domino99
    * Bandar Poker
    * Bandar66
    * Sakong
    * Capsa Susun
    * AduQ
    * Perang Bacarrat (New Game)


    Info Lebih lanjut Kunjungi :
    Website : NAGAQQ
    Facebook : Facebook
    WHATSAPP : +855977509035
    Line : Cs_nagaQQ
    TELEGRAM :+855967014811

    BACA JUGA BLOGSPORT KAMI YANG LAIN:
    Cerita seks
    Winner NagaQQ
    story world
    Daftar NagaQQ

    ReplyDelete
  49. PERMAINAN ONLINE TERBESAR DI INDONESIA

    Website paling ternama dan paling terpercaya di Asia ^^
    Sistem pelayanan 24 Jam Non-Stop bersama dengan CS Berpengalaman respon tercepat :)
    Memiliki 9 Jenis game yang sangat digemari oleh seluruh peminat poker / domino

    Website SahabatQQ

    Cerita Dewasa Majalah Dewasa 2020

    Berita Pariwisata Wisata Sahabat

    Berita Kesehatan Info Kesehatan Terbaru

    Berita Poker SahabatQQ Win 88

    Kemenangan SahabatQQ SahabatQQ Win Terus

    ReplyDelete
  50. Ayoo Gabung Di Situs SAHABATPOKER AGEN DOMINO99 POKER ONLINE BANDARQ TERBAIK DI ASIA
    Rasakan sensasi kemenangan luar binazaa...

    Yukk.. Buruan Mainkan gamenya, Jadilah Pemenang dalam situs Favorite Anda
    Nikmati 9 Game Dengan Kualitas Terbaik Di Asia Hanya Di Situs Sahabatpoker:
    * Poker
    * Capsa susun
    * DominoQ
    * AduQ
    * BandarQ
    * Bandar poker
    * Sakong Online
    * Bandar66
    * Perang Baccarat ( NEW )

    Promo Yang Berlaku Saat ini:
    => Bonus Refferal 15% + 5%
    => CashBack : 0,5% ( SETIAP MINGGU )
    => Minimal Depo Rp. 20.000,-
    => Minimal WD Rp. 20.000,-

    Pelayanan dan Sistem Di Situs Sahabatpoker :
    => 100% Member Asli
    => Pelayanan DP & WD 24 jam
    => Livechat Kami 24 Jam Online
    => Bisa Dimainkan Di Hp Android & IOS
    Kartu Bagus, Boleh Banding , Service Boleh Tanding !!!

    Akses Dengan Link Resmi :
    * kotakslot.net
    * kotakslot.info

    << Contact_Us >>
    * Website : SAHABATPOKER
    * Instagram : cs_sahabatpoker
    * vk.c0m : Bandarq Terbaik Di Asia
    * Line : sahabatpoker
    * WhatsApp : Sahabatpoker
    * JOIN SAHABATPOKER : Join Sahabatpoker

    Kunjungi Juga Blogspot Kami
    * CERITA DEWASA : Cerita Dewasa
    * PADUAN GAME : Paduan Sahabat Poker
    * PADUAN GAME 2 : Paduan Sahabat Poker 2

    ReplyDelete
  51. Very good articles and many benefits.
    Visit too
    Mejaqq
    Bandarq online

    ReplyDelete
  52. Mau Dapatkan Uang Dengan Mudah...
    Yuk join bersama Rajabandarq Situs Bandarq, DominoQQ, Poker Online terbaik di asia dengan 9 game yang paling seru...

    Buruan Daftar Disini >>> Rajabandarq
    Klik Disini : Situs BandarQ
    Klik Disini : Poker Online

    Baca juga :

    - Blogger : 24berita harian
    - Blogger : Kisahselebindo
    - Blogger : myrenew22
    - Blogger : Panduan Bermain Game Judi Online

    ReplyDelete
  53. JAGUARQQ SITUS DOMINO99 POKER ONLINE DAN BANDARQ ONLINE

    * Dengan Minimal Deposit : Rp 15.000,-
    * Bisa deposit via pulsa XL dan Telkomsel
    * Minimal DP Via Pulsa 15.000 ( RATE : 0.85 / Potongan : 15% )

    * Tersedia 9 Game Dalam 1 User ID
    + BANDARQ
    + ADUQ
    + SAKONG
    + DOMINO99
    + BANDAR66
    + POKER
    + BANDAR POKER
    + CAPSA SUSUN
    + PERANG BACCARAT

    * Bonus Rollingan 0,5% Setiap minggu
    * Bonus Referal 20% Seumur hidup

    - Kontak Kami -
    WA : +855964608606
    TELEGRAM : +855964608606
    LINE : csjaguarqq
    Website : JaguarQQ
    Klik Disini : BandarQ Online

    Kunjungi Juga BlogSpot Kami :

    JaguarQQ
    Kemenangan JaguarQQ
    Berita Gosip 
    Cerita Seks
    Sahabat Wisata

    ReplyDelete
  54. Mau menang banyak dengan modal sedikit..
    Ayo gabung di CrownQQ Agen DominoQQ BandarQ dan Domino99 Online Terbesar
    Situs yang bisa memberikan kemenangan
    Raih kemenangan dan jackpot puluhan sampai ratusan juta Anda setiap harinya
    Hanya dengan nominal deposit 20ribu sudah bisa bermain 9 game...

    Buruan Daftar Disini >>> Daftar CrownQQ<<<

    BACA JUGA :
    CrownQQ
    Berita Unik
    Berita dan Info Dunia
    Info Sex
    CrownQQ Agen DominoQQ BandarQ dan Domino99 Online Terbesar

    ReplyDelete
  55. I really enjoyed reading this post, I always appreciate topics like this being discussed to us. Information very nice. I will follow post Thanks for sharing.
    Kizi Club | Kizigool | GamesHotAZ | Friv1 Online | Clash Of Tanks | Fri1 Girl

    ReplyDelete
  56. Mau menang banyak dengan modal sedikit..
    Ayo gabung di CrownQQ Agen DominoQQ BandarQ dan Domino99 Online Terbesar
    Situs yang bisa memberikan kemenangan
    Raih kemenangan dan jackpot puluhan sampai ratusan juta Anda setiap harinya
    Hanya dengan nominal deposit 20ribu sudah bisa bermain 9 game...

    Buruan Daftar Disini >>> Daftar CrownQQ<<<

    BACA JUGA :
    CrownQQ
    Berita Unik
    Berita dan Info Dunia
    Kemenangan
    CrownQQ Agen DominoQQ BandarQ dan Domino99 Online Terbesar

    ReplyDelete

This blog is for fellow educators, parents, and friends! I love reading and learning from your comments! Please share your thoughts!