LEADERS Handbook of Early Literacy Strategies and Activities
: 10-15 minutes
This activity allows the student to demonstrate both comprehension of the story and writing knowledge.
- Remind students of the 5 finger strategy.
- After completing the text, the students should retell the story through writing.
- Share a few with the group afterwards.
- I sometimes use the written retelling as a mini-lesson for writing, such as including proper capitalization for naming nouns.