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Erin Gonce Wakshlag

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Reading and Storytelling Adventures: Retelling a Favorite Book

Reading and talking about books as a family is fun. Retelling is a great way to talk about a favorite book in a new way. 1. 📖 Read a favorite story together. 2. 🗣 Talk about what happened in the book. 3. 📖 Go back to the beginning of the story and tell what happens on each page. (Touch the pages as you go!) 👍🏻Remember: Retelling is about explaining the story without worrying about or actually reading the words. 4. Tap the green add button. 5. Take a photo of the page that shows your favorite part of the story. 6. Use the microphone to tell us why you love that part of the story. 7. Tap the green check to add to your journal. Optional: Act out parts of the story as you retell it. Why: Research shows that retelling stories improves comprehension, vocabulary, non-story-related language skills and develops a sense of how stories work.

1st Grade, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, Reading, Home Learning, English Language Learners
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Research shows that helping children retell stories in various ways builds reading comprehension and vocabulary skills: http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/cellreviews/cellreviews_v5_n2.pdf. Encourage your families to read together and enjoy retelling stories as part of their home reading strategies. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2