Your students will enjoy reading the classic story “The Ugly Duckling,” written about a very lovable duck! This reading lesson also includes a fun partner activity to help your students practice comprehension.
Make sequencing stories more interesting than just beginning, middle, and end! This "handy" graphic organizer can be used with all fiction to help set up a concise but thorough summary using a five finger strategy.
This lesson will provide your ELs with support as they learn about nouns and practice retelling a story with a 5 W's graphic organizer. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
Use this lesson to help students identify the elements of a fictional text while gaining more knowledge about parts of speech. Use as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Fairy Tales: Identifying Story Elements.
In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.
Help your EL students retell a story using a paragraph frame and transition words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity to reinforce comprehension of texts or used as a support lesson for Read and Retell a Classic.
Stretch student understanding of story sequencing into a summary with this graphic organizer. Students will start by jotting down quick notes to remember each part of the story, then they'll use their notes to write a complete summary of the text.
After reading a fable or folktale, students will use this cute graphic organizer to record the most important things that happened in the beginning, middle, and end. Then they'll try their hand at identifying the moral of the story.
The "Somebody Wanted But So Then" reading strategy is a great way to help kids identify the key elements of a story. Students will use this easy format to begin summarizing a story of your choice in this fun treasure map-themed worksheet!
Then what happened? In this activity, students will choose stop and jot sticky notes from different parts of the story to practice their sequencing and summarizing skills as they respond to questions about the literature.
Tuck this chapter summary chart into reading workshop folders to help students keep track of longer chapter books. When they finish the book, have them look back at this to create a whole-book summary!
Help your students retell a simple fictional text using a paragraph frame for support! In this activity, students will read a short story about a family's camping trip and then summarize it by filling in the blanks.