My students use retell bookmarks all year long. They are encouraged to memorize the order of questions on their bookmark so they can write their own retell/recount . My children love to reach this goal without using their bookmarks.
My above average learners have a retell notebook to respond with during guided reading. This allows them to write their own elaborative paragraphs. They are also encouraged to respond orally. This practice has been wonderful for public speaking and hearing how a story sounds as a retell.
My benchmark students complete a retell worksheet and store in their reading binder. They can read their work to a partner too.
My below average kids may answer the questions orally and try to respond with a shorter written application. Check for Visual Reading and Writing Activities for the Common Core in my store LAMINATE BOOKMARKS… USE IN CLASS AND AT HOME!
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