Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Retelling Helps Comprehension

This Friday, the children will be bringing home their "story-bit bags" and retelling the Robert Munsch classic, 50 Below Zero. We have been discussing how identifying story elements (setting, characters, problem, and solution) and retelling the story helps us understand what we read. Please help your child by prompting him/her to identify these story elements once s/he has retold the story to you. Ask about the significance of the 'story-bit' or souvenir from the story. If you would like to hear the story told/read by Robert Munsch himself, check out his fantastic website. We have been listening to him read his stories while at the Listen to Reading Work Station.

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