Retelling Stories Activity

Retelling Stories Activity

How to teach Summarizing

Using Retelling Stories Activity, students put the Event Cards in the correct order to retell the story to build summarizing skills.

Being able determine the summarize text that you are reading helps your students understand what they have read. This activity will help your student to make sure that they retell a full story.

Put the Event Cards in the correct order. Read the story. Then, use the writing paper to retell what happened.


Other resources to use with this Retelling Stories Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about summarizing.

Use this Note Taking and Summarizing Graphic Organizer as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by reading a short book. Next, students share what happened first, next, then, and finally.  Then, have students complete the activity  independently or with a partner. Finally, students share their summary of their text. Once finished, students continue practicing reading their own texts and summarizing.

Be sure to check out more Summarizing Worksheets.


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